Education

Victorious Grassroots Caucus Faces Challenge From Longtime Incumbent in Teachers Union Election

Victorious Grassroots Caucus Faces Challenge From Longtime Incumbent in Teachers Union Election

May 30, 2019

In Baltimore, longtime teachers union incumbents have demanded a re-election after a grassroots slate’s surprise victory. Now the American Federation of Teachers may decide the outcome.

Trump Appointees Refuse to Say They Support Brown v. Board of Education

Trump Appointees Refuse to Say They Support Brown v. Board of Education

May 20, 2019

65 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 to end school segregation. Now Trump’s appointees to the federal bench and Department of Justice refuse to say they support it. What does the future hold?

Teachers Say Union Election Is Undemocratic

Social Justice Activist Named Winner in Contentious Union Election

May 15, 2019

Baltimore educators complained of a ballot that heavily favors incumbent candidates, inconvenient voting hours, and long voting lines.

"We Can't Be the Best Students if We're Not Put in the Proper Environment"

“We Can’t Be the Best Students if We’re Not Put in the Proper Environment”

May 2, 2019

Students, parents, and the ACLU and NAACP-LDF are suing Maryland for under-funding Baltimore’s majority black school district

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

The Untold Story of the Nation’s Biggest School Cheating Scandal

April 25, 2019
In part three, authors Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton argue a lack of efforts to confront poverty and excessive standardized testing continue to set up students to fail

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.