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Police Crack Down on Puerto Rico May Day March Against Austerity

May 2, 2018

Thousands take to the streets in Puerto Rico on May 1 as officials seek to privatize Puerto Rico’s schools and utilities

‘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

Defying Union Leadership, West Virginia Teachers Return to the Picket Lines

March 1, 2018

Striking teacher Jay O’Neal says the rank and file rejected a deal struck between union leaders and governor Jim Justice because it lacked concrete action on skyrocketing healthcare costs

West Virginia Teachers Strike Redefines Teacher Unionism

February 27, 2018

Every public school in the state is closed for a fourth day as thousands of teachers demand better pay, pensions, and healthcare. TRNN speaks to Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, and union activist Lois Weiner

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

Despite Fightback, Top Principals Say Schools Still Facing Painful Layoffs, Increased Class Sizes

April 11, 2017

On the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, leading principals Ashley Cook, Job Grotsky and Matt Hornbeck discuss what equitable funding would mean for Baltimore public schools, the advantages enjoyed by charter schools, and what it takes to make a school ‘great’.

Michigan

May 3, 2016
Detroit faces dual crises: The cash-strapped city doesn’t have enough money to pay its teachers and has begun shutting off water to up to 20,000 residents who are behind on their water bill

Should Public Higher Education Be Free?

February 12, 2014
University of California AFT president Robert Samuels explains it is possible to provide free college education to all U.S. students, and as a consequence solve the student debt problem and the rising costs of tuition

Students and Teachers Defend Education

February 9, 2014
Marc Steiner hosts a debate whether to delay implementation of the Common Core curriculum in Maryland schools and to cancel this year’s MSAs (Maryland School Assessments), with: Dr. Jack Smith, Chief Academic Officer of the Maryland State Department of Education, and Cheryl Bost, Vice President of the Maryland State Education Association.