public education

‘I’d Rather Be Teaching’ Arizona and Colorado Teachers Join Wave of Revolts to Defend Public Ed

April 27, 2018

Arizona High School Counselor Annie Conway says education advocates are fighting back against draconian budget cuts and the privatization of public schools

Teacher Strikes Continue to Spread – A Symptom of Public Education Underfunding

April 19, 2018

Teacher strikes continue to spread: from West Virginia, to Kentucky, to Arizona, to Oklahoma, and now to Colorado. However, they are not just about pay – they are a result of systematic tax cuts designed to decimate public education, says Negin Owliaei of the Institute for Policy Studies

Baltimore Spends Billions on Corporate Subsidies but Can’t Heat Its Schools

January 21, 2018

Author and political scientist Lester Spence says the discussion around Baltimore’s flagging school system ignores the fundamental priorities of a city that favors corporations over its children

As the Rich Get Richer, Public Schools Suffer

October 16, 2017

During a hearing on how to create more equitable funding for public schools in Maryland officials revealed how tax breaks for wealthy developers in Baltimore could threaten future funding

Education

September 11, 2017
Students, professors and two gubernatorial candidates say Betsy DeVos’s attacks against public education make her unqualified to deliver the commencement speech at the University of Baltimore

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

Baltimore Public School Funding Pales in Comparison to Private Education Spending

March 26, 2017

A Maryland state senator says criticism of public school funding ignores the reality that private institutions spend far more money per student by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

Whistle Blower Teacher Says Charter Schools Draining Students, Resources from Public Education

March 22, 2017

In the third installment of TRNN’s investigation into the decline of public education another whistle blower teacher says Baltimore’s focus on charter schools is threatening the viability of public education – by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

The Real Baltimore: Educators Say Destabilization of Public Schools is National Policy

March 15, 2017

In this episode of The Real Baltimore, a former superintendent and current teacher says public schools are being purposefully underfunded to pave the way for privatization – By Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

Whistleblower Teacher Says Defunded Public Schools Vulnerable to Mass Privatization

February 21, 2017

In TRNN’s ongoing investigation into Baltimore schools, a teacher says the long-term trend of over-testing and starving public schools of funds has made them an easy target for controversial education secretary Betsy DeVos – Interview by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis