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3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3)

3rd Democratic Debate

September 13, 2019
Our panel on the 3rd Democratic presidential debate takes a closer look at how the candidates look at and overlook crucial issues related to inequality and education in the United States
FOX Says Baltimore Schools Aren't Underfunded. They're Wrong

FOX Says Baltimore Schools Aren’t Underfunded. They’re Wrong

September 6, 2019

Education finance expert Jess Gartner joins TRNN’s Jaisal Noor and Stephen Janis to discuss recent right-wing news coverage of Baltimore city schools

Israeli Authorities Confiscate and then Attempt to Sell Palestinian Classrooms

Israeli Authorities Confiscate and then Attempt to Sell Palestinian Classrooms

June 13, 2019

Ali Abunimah discusses the complicity of the EU, which donated pre-fabricated classrooms to Palestinian schoolchildren, but did not ensure that they would be used for the purpose of education, rather than as a way for the Israeli occupation forces to pillage Palestinian property for their own profit. Thanks to media outrage the sale of the…

Pandering, Policy, and the Black Vote

Pandering, Policy, and the Black Vote

May 27, 2019

What do top Democratic candidates Sanders, Warren, and Biden offer black voters in 2020?

100,000's of Kids Hold School Strike for Climate Action

100,000s of Kids Hold School Strike for Climate Action

May 24, 2019

Students from 2,300 schools across 150 countries held their second global climate strike. Next time, they want adults to join in

Bolsonaro’s Education Austerity Mobilizes Hundreds of Thousands Across Brazil

Bolsonaro’s Education Austerity Mobilizes Hundreds of Thousands Across Brazil

May 16, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of students and educators took to the streets across Brazil in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro’s draconian neoliberal attack on education. Mike Fox reports

Kamala Harris Calls for Teacher Raises—An Anomaly in Presidential Politics

Kamala Harris Calls for Teacher Raises—An Anomaly in Presidential Politics

March 29, 2019

Democratic frontrunner calls for $315 billion investment—education activists, such as Lois Weiner, say it’s still not enough

From Liberal ‘Ideology’ to Massive Cuts: Ford’s Education Policy for Ontario

From Liberal ‘Ideology’ to Massive Cuts: Ford’s Education Policy for Ontario

March 22, 2019

By Dudley Paul / Socialist Project. Education Minister Lisa Thompson, walked up to the podium at the Ontario Science Centre on Friday to tell Ontarians about her plan for education. But first, she took a shot at the Liberal Party. Liberal “ideology” she claimed, got it wrong on education from the “social experiment” of the…

The Real College Admissions Scandal Is Structural Inequality

The Real College Admissions Scandal Is Structural Inequality

March 21, 2019

Dean Baker / Truthout The indictments last week of a number of prominent people for paying bribes to get their children into elite colleges was perhaps more amusing than shocking. The fact that rich people are often able to buy their kids into schools is hardly a secret. After all, who believes that Donald Trump…

Parents, Civil Rights Groups Sue Maryland For Underfunding Public Schools

March 7, 2019

The State of Maryland is facing fresh allegations of failing to adequately fund majority black schools, according to a brief jointly filed by parents, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and NAACP Legal Defense fund on Thursday, March 7.