public schools

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.

LA Teacher’s Strike Ends: Teachers & Students Win, Privatization on the Run

When Teachers Win the People Win & Put Privatization on the Run

January 24, 2019

LA Teacher’s strike shows that unions can win more support for students and can open a battle against the unchecked creation of charter schools. Arlene Inouye, the Chair of the UTLA Bargaining Team discusses the result

2018 Midterms: What About Public Schools?

2018 Midterms: What About Public Schools?

November 2, 2018

Experts discuss progressive education policy in the most significant midterm elections in a generation

Baltimore Parent Panel on Education

Baltimore Parent Panel on Education

September 12, 2018

Khalilah Harris joins a group of Baltimore City Public Schools parents to discuss expanding educational opportunity and community engagement in education policy making

Extreme Heat Prompts 65 Baltimore School Closures, Student Protests

September 4, 2018

The closures sparked a debate between students and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan about who is to blame for the lack of air conditioning in city schools

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

Kevin Kamenetz: Maryland Must Must Increase School Funding

March 26, 2018

The Baltimore County executive and Maryland gubernatorial candidate says he supports increasing education spending and universal pre-K, but does not support immediately shifting casino revenue to schools

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

Baltimore Youth Want More Control Over Their Education

February 2, 2018

Four members of the student-led Baltimore Algebra Project spoke to the Baltimore City School Board greater youth control of education