charter schools

Is LeBron James Writing the Playbook for Quality Public Schools?

August 6, 2018

Khalilah Harris discusses LeBron James’ I Promise School opening with Jose Vilson, National Board-certified teacher and founder of EduColor. She also visits a Baltimore area community school and makes connections to the purpose of education in a democracy facing deep economic inequality

Can A Veteran Teacher Bring The Fight Back to Maryland’s Biggest Teachers Union?

August 3, 2018

On the Marc Steiner Show, new Maryland State Teachers Association President Cheryl Bost speaks about her roots in the labor movement and in schools, and about the challenges she’ll face with funding

The Privatization of Puerto Rico’s Public Schools Has Begun

August 2, 2018

Teacher and union activist Noelanie Fuentes Cardona says Puerto Rico’s Democratic governor and Betsy DeVos have teamed up to introduce charter schools and online schools to the struggling island

Noliwe Rooks on Public Education

March 9, 2018
In part four, Noliwe Rooks says data reveals no educational benefit from the billions of stimulus funding poured into schools by the Obama administration and school vouchers championed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

The Nation’s Strongest Charter School Regulations Are Under Attack

February 22, 2018

Loyola University’s associate dean of education, Rob Helfenbein, says corporate-backed forces have long targeted troubled school systems for privatization

Charter School Principal: No Evidence Privatization Is Better For Students

February 15, 2018

Pushing back against the national wave of school privatization, Baltimore principal Matt Hornbeck says equitable funding and high-quality teachers are the keys to educational excellence

Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Pushes Trump’s Education Agenda

February 6, 2018

Students face displacement as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel falls in line with President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ push for privatization

The Real Baltimore

August 4, 2017
Baltimore educators Diamonte Brown and Job Trotsky join former Chicago principal Troy LaRaviere say schools should not be blamed for failures of society