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Democratic Presidential Candidates Vie For The Teachers' Vote
10 of the 2020 contenders answered questions at a forum hosted by the nation's largest teachers union.
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They’re Progressive, Fighting For Social Justice, And Under Scrutiny From Fellow Democrats
These charter school teachers are watching from the sidelines as their livelihood faces growing criticism.
West Virginia's Senate Goes To War With Teachers, Again
Teachers went on strike in February over a bill they opposed. A few months later, they face the same fight.
Joe Biden Criticizes Charter Schools For Taking Money From Other Public Schools
The Obama administration, on the other hand, championed charter schools.
Bernie Sanders Unveils Anti-Charter School Education Plan
The release of the 2020 presidential hopeful's proposal coincides with the anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
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West Virginia Teachers Went On Strike And Won Again
Last year's fight was over compensation. This year's fight was over charter schools.
West Virginia Teachers Announce Another Statewide Strike
Republican lawmakers are seeking to create charter schools, a move many teachers see as retaliation for their previous walkout.
The Los Angeles Teachers Strike Puts Charter Schools Under The Microscope
Teachers at traditional L.A. public schools aren't the only ones striking. So are educators from charter schools.
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An Attack From Teachers Unions Has The Colorado Governor’s Race All Shook Up
Unions are hoping momentum from successful teacher walkouts can lead to midterm victories.
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States Are Favoring School Choice At A Steep Cost To Public Education
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The current debate over school funding must move beyond teacher salaries and whether the books in public schools are tattered.
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Nation’s Top Teachers Confront Betsy DeVos In Private Meeting
Teachers say they left the meeting disappointed and frustrated.
Girls Reportedly Bleeding Through Pants Due To Charter School Bathroom Policy
The school system is now allowing girls to tie their school sweatshirts around their waists.
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Kentucky Is Learning That You Can't Have School Without Teachers
Dozens of school districts will close again as Kentucky teachers protest the "dismantling" of public education.
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'School Choice' Is A Lie That Harms Us All
Radical self-interest and self-preservation is the rotten, racist core of ideology of "school choice."
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Uncharted Territory: Inside New York City’s School Of Last Chances
At a charter high school in a high-poverty area of Brooklyn, New York, many kids don’t graduate in four years. Seeing their achievements requires looking beyond the data.
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One Year In, Betsy DeVos Has Supercharged Teacher Activism
“She was a wake-up call to everyone who was concerned about the future of public education."
Taxpayer Cash For Scientologist Schools
School voucher programs, which Betsy DeVos hopes to expand, have helped fund Scientology-linked schools.
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New Orleans' School System Has Failed Its Students Post-Katrina
Father, Public education advocate
Many of the parents and children who've returned after being battered and displaced by the hurricane still feel abandoned by our city.
As California Prepares For Earthquakes, Some Charter Schools Skirt Safety Rules
Executive Director, In the Public Interest
Last week, students at Los Angeles’s Alliance College-Ready network of charter schools dropped to the floor, crawled under
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The NAACP Has A Plan To Overhaul The Nation's Charter Schools
After traveling the country, these are the group's recommendations.
NAACP: Ask For More, Not A Moratorium
President and CEO, National Association of Charter School Auth...
For decades, the NAACP has been a vital champion for educational equity. That’s why their call to freeze a powerful innovation
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The Charter School Charade Offers Rhetoric, Not Evidence
P.L. Thomas , professor of education (Furman University, Green...
Charter school advocates are well-versed in their talking points, but those points are often devoid of fact.
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Florida: Death To Public Education
Teacher, blogger, tailgate trombonist
Florida has long struggled to take the lead in the State Most Hostile To Public Education contest, with North Carolina, Wisconsin
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