Education

The Untold Story of the Nation's Biggest School Cheating Scandal (1/3)

The Untold Story of the Nation’s Biggest School Cheating Scandal (1/3)

April 18, 2019

Authors Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton say the Atlanta school cheating scandal resulted in black educators being scapegoated for the failures of policymakers

Students, Residents Protest Johns Hopkins ICE Contracts and Private Police

April 11, 2019

As student occupation continues, professors join in calls for the university to abandon plan for armed police

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

Admissions Scandal Exposes the Fraud of Meritocracy

Admissions Scandal Exposes the Fraud of Meritocracy

March 19, 2019

Bribery and corruption is the real problem in college admissions, not affirmative action, says historian Gerald Horne–With host Paul Jay

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.

Will Militarizing Schools Make Them Safer?

Will Militarizing Schools Make Them Safer?

February 25, 2019

America’s deadliest city grapples with violence, poverty, and the legacy of institutional racism

'Victory' Deal Reached to End First Denver Teachers Strike in 25 Years

‘Victory’ Deal Reached to End First Denver Teachers Strike in 25 Years

February 14, 2019

Journalist Eric Blanc discusses the tentative agreement to end the Denver teachers strike

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

Students and Faculty Plan Walkout Over Johns Hopkins' ICE Contract

UPDATE: Students and Faculty Plan Walkout Over Johns Hopkins’ ICE Contract

February 5, 2019

“ICE is a racist institution that terrorizes black and brown communities and violates the human rights of the families it separates,” says one Hopkins professor.

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