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US Public Education Still Segregated 65 Years After Brown

US Public Education Still Segregated 65 Years After Brown

May 17, 2019

Sixty-five years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, a new report published by Pennsylvania State University reveals the persistent racial segregation in America’s public schools, and the many factors that contribute to it

The Untold Story of the Nation's Biggest School Cheating Scandal (1/3)

The Untold Story of the Nation’s Biggest School Cheating Scandal

April 18, 2019
Authors Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton say the Atlanta school cheating scandal resulted in black educators being scapegoated for the failures of policymakers
L.A. Teachers to Billionaires: Stop Privatizing Our Schools

L.A. Teachers to Billionaires: Stop Privatizing Our Schools

January 16, 2019

The L.A. teacher strike entered its third day as contract negotiations  broke down between district officials and union leadership

L.A. Teachers Strike Set to Enter Second Day

L.A. Teachers Strike Set to Enter Second Day

January 15, 2019

30,000 teachers are on strike for better pay, smaller class size, and for a limit on the expansion for for-profit 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