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As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism

As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism

October 15, 2018

Educators gathered in Leeds to share strategies on how to combat growing racism, xenophobia and and Islamophobia across the UK

The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II

The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II

September 27, 2018

Khalilah Harris hosts a community town hall on the promise and possibilities of Maryland’s Kirwan Commission. Students, parents, educators, advocates, elected and school district officials discuss their questions, concerns and ideas for a path forward

Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making

September 5, 2018

LA teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, should contract negotiations fail. Each side accusing the other of illegal tactics. However, teachers say this is not mainly about wages, but about improving children’s education. Jane McAlevey explains

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights partners with Discovery Education to launch new education program

September 4, 2018

Khalilah Harris and Kerry Kennedy discuss RFK Human Rights’ launch of the Speak Truth To Power education initiative; engaging young people in schools to be aware of and take action on global human rights issues; and, the need to support teachers with the right tools and resources to be effective in the classroom

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’.