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I'm Spartacus! Thousands of children and parents have banded together to boycott New York State's English Language Arts ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 32 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 11:52 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
Where teachers and administrators have any say in the buying of textbooks, software, and testing materials, they should block the purchase of those sold by backers of the corporate take over of ...
by Professor Smartass
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 10:55 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Last night, Bob Braun, an investigative reporter in New Jersey, received a copy of the following email: He posted the ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 312 comments on Sat Mar 14, 2015 at 07:38 AM PDT with 252 Recommends
I once worked at a charter school. Before I accepted the job, I did my research and I had found my charter was considered one of the best in the Bronx. It was founded by a non-profit with over 20 ...
by guts of a liberal
Comment Count 46 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 11:11 AM PDT with 87 Recommends
There is an increasing call to arms by education privateers across the nation that state legislatures should remove tenure from education. The argument has been made that tenure can lead to a school ...
by guts of a liberal
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 03:55 PM PST with 25 Recommends
I'd only heard of Teach for America, but didn't know anything about them. But as soon as I heard the WV legislature was writing a bill just for them, I knew it had to be bad.
by hillbillyfairy
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 11:11 PM PST with 14 Recommends
(NOTE: Dr. Giroux has provided written authorization to the diarist to reproduce his work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community. Giroux is a member of Truthout's Board of ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 40 comments on Wed Jan 28, 2015 at 02:05 AM PST with 71 Recommends
A tremendous amount of discussion around quality teaching centers on pedagogy, or standards, or technology, etc. Certainly, all of these pieces are valuable in their own right, and certainly play a ...
by DonatiDaily
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Jan 24, 2015 at 05:36 PM PST with 6 Recommends
I am disgusted with the actions of the NYPD and all police in this country. The protests have been, and are, great ways to let people feel heard. However, it is now time to start funneling those ...
by thoughtspitter
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jan 07, 2015 at 07:08 PM PST with 2 Recommends
UPDATE: From the comments below, it is clear that some readers are unaware of the back story regarding Scott Walker's habit of blaming staffers for his mistakes, so I have changed the title of this ...
by Giles Goat Boy
Comment Count 58 comments on Fri Jan 02, 2015 at 05:47 PM PST with 68 Recommends
Washington D.C. — our capital — is a place known for its revolving door of political influence. It is a place where behind-closed-doors deals are the norm. It is the perfect place for an “...
by Victoria M Young
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 01:39 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Hedge fund CEOs and various kinds of slick venture capitalists see tapping the public education "market"- the pool of public dollars federal, state, and local governments spend on education- as a ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 08:13 AM PST with 48 Recommends
The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or do we fight for a ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 179 comments on Tue Dec 02, 2014 at 08:07 AM PST with 407 Recommends
Teachers, parents and public school advocates way want to play the YouTube video of Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy song while reading this blog post. The USA Today headline reads, “...
by jonpelto
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Oct 03, 2014 at 10:24 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
If you're reading this you've landed near but not at the beginning of my very lengthy series evaluating the fiscal responsibility/irresponsibility of the Governments of the United States (mostly the ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 10:53 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
You know, like your grandparents got. The kind that taught you how to pull your bootlaces on, and not cry, and women stay quiet, and people of color live over there and we don't hear from them. ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 01:33 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Originally published at Eclectablog . You know the corporate funders driving the push to dismantle and privatize as much of our public school system as they possibly can are freaking out when they ...
by Eclectablog
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 06:06 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
The Chicago Tribune supports -- or at least gives a pass -- to programs that put unlicensed teachers in front of students. That’s why their recent series on teacher licensure is surprising. On ...
by Tristero 312
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 08:50 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
A little over a month ago, I wrote about how Robert Gibbs and Ben LaBolt, Obama's former Press Secretary and Campaign Spokesman, had taken on a new project at their PR agency: helping former CNN ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 70 comments on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 06:25 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
Originally published at Truthout . Albert Shanker Institute executive director Leo Casey talks about community schools, public education, teacher evaluation, standardized testing, Common Core, the ...
by amybdean
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 02:47 PM PDT with 10 Recommends