Education

NYU Response To Grad Student Sickout Puts Fall Semester In Question

May 27, 2020

NYU’s graduate students held a three-day sickout, demanding additional financial support from the university in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

Comcast Ignores Calls To Improve Internet Access During Pandemic

May 26, 2020

Despite making $4 billion in revenue in 2019, Comcast hasn’t responded to pleas from students and educators to increase internet speeds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can Public Education Survive COVID-19?

May 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted apartheid conditions in US public schools.

‘Students Have Fallen Off The Face Of The Planet’

May 21, 2020

Remote learning has created huge barriers to learning for low income communities of color, where four in ten families lack high speed internet access.

HEROES Act Includes Utility Shutoff Ban, $4 Billion For Broadband Access

May 15, 2020

Republicans oppose the HEROES Act provision to expand broadband, but students and educators say lack of internet access is a major roadblock to learning in low income and rural communities.

Stir Crazy!

April 30, 2020
Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join your favorite Real News correspondents as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.

Teach For America: Fueling Educational Gaps In California

March 25, 2020

Student success is tied to teacher expertise, yet TFA only trains its members for five weeks before placing them in schools. One lawmaker says these programs need to be banned from classrooms if California wants to close its education gap.

California Agrees to Pay $53 Million for Neglecting Black and Brown Students

March 3, 2020

California parents and teachers won the settlement by arguing that literacy is a constitutional right. The generational neglect of schools in communities of color shows ‘separate but equal’ is still the norm in California public schools.

Students Say the Cost of Underfunding Schools Is Too High

January 28, 2020

200 Baltimore students and their allies ask why there’s always money to fund police and the military, but never any for public schools.

FOX Says Baltimore Schools Aren't Underfunded. They're Wrong

FOX Says Baltimore Schools Aren’t Underfunded. They’re Wrong

September 6, 2019

Education finance expert Jess Gartner joins TRNN’s Jaisal Noor and Stephen Janis to discuss recent right-wing news coverage of Baltimore city schools