education

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.

Baltimore County Teachers to Protest Budget Cuts

UPDATE: Hundreds of Teachers Protest at Baltimore County

February 5, 2019

Over 300 teachers rallied to defend pay raises and to fully fund public schools

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

Is 2019 the Year Maryland Finally Fully Funds its Public Schools?

Is 2019 the Year Maryland Finally Fully Funds its Public Schools?

January 4, 2019

The state is headed towards a major showdown between the Republican Governor, Democratic leadership of the legislature, and education advocates over the future of the state’s public schools

Can a $1.8 Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins University Spark National College Affordability Policy Changes?

Can a $1.8 Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins University Spark National College Affordability Policy Changes?

November 22, 2018

Lester Spence, political commentator and Johns Hopkins Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies, discusses critiques and possible implications of Michael Bloomberg’s historic donation

Counselors, Not Cops: Creating Safe and Supportive Environments in America’s Schools

Counselors, Not Cops: Creating Safe and Supportive Environments in America’s Schools

November 15, 2018

Khalilah Harris reports on a new book, Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out, examining the sources of and solutions for dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline told through the voices of advocates

Progressive Education Policy Panel with Khalilah Harris

Progressive Education Policy Panel with Khalilah Harris

November 13, 2018

TRNN’s Dr. Khalilah Harris hosts a discussion on Maryland and national progressive education policies that could advance equitable access to opportunity for all students