Education

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

Student Debt Reform, or Student Debt Forgiveness? What The Candidates' Plans Mean

Student Debt Reform, or Student Debt Forgiveness? What The Candidates’ Plans Mean

August 11, 2019

Students leaving college with their hard-earned degrees also have a significant and growing amount of debt. Which Democratic candidate’s plan is the most effective at addressing this growing problem?

New Teachers Union President: To Uplift Baltimore, Uplift Youth

‘We believe that organizing is a key tool in obtaining justice for our students.’

July 24, 2019

In an exclusive interview, new Baltimore Teachers Union Diamonté Brown talks with TRNN’s Jaisal Noor about her stunning victory, her plan to bridge divides within the union, and the many challenges facing Baltimore’s schools

Sanders & Warren Pitch Rival Plans to Address $1.6 Trillion in Student Debt

Sanders & Warren Pitch Rival Plans to Address $1.6 Trillion in Student Debt

June 27, 2019

Renowned education expert Kevin Kumashiro says the plans put forth by two of the leading Democratic presidential candidates are a step in the right direction, but America’s fundamentally broken education system needs to be radically changed from top to bottom

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.