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CTU Protest

Showdowns in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and beyond have turned out parents and teachers in droves—and revealed how out of touch education reformers really are.

If pro-charter proposals in Washington State or Georgia pass this November, that will mark the first time charter schools have won at the ballot box.

The journalist blames teachers unions, not economic inequality, for students’ failure to achieve.

Student reading

As thirty-six states contemplate privatization measures, public schools are on the defensive.

The celebrated film tells a familiar story about unions and schools—but misses what's new.

In The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Diane Ravitch has found a new métier as a critic of neo-capitalist school reform.

Drastic changes in the educational system are leaving New Orleans's public schools behind.

The New Orleans school system, re-created in the wake of Hurricane
Katrina, is beginning to look like something designed by FEMA.

A new charter school is embracing "eco-gastronomy"--a holistic
curriculum based around food--hoping "to renew New Orleans one okra
plant and one child at a time."

Ask a supporter of charter schools whether that vogue new concept holds promise for inner-city children.

Blogs

On schools, housing and more, both pro and con want nuts and bolts.

April 9, 2014

A signature program and significant defeats for the freshman mayor in his first state budget.

March 31, 2014

The mayor drew chuckles at a press corps variety show, then laid out his rationale for denying free space to a handful of charter schools.

March 24, 2014

Several employees at Eva Moskowitz’s charter network expressed discomfort with a March 4 political rally in Albany.

March 14, 2014

A narrow decision on charter school co-locations has charter proponents howling—but is their outrage overblown?

March 5, 2014

de Blasio’s pick for schools chancellor is a great first step toward changing the direction of school reform in New York. But it was just the first step.

December 31, 2013

The co-founder of SFER asks that her group be defined by those who are a part of us, rather than those who are not.

August 5, 2013

The Chicago Teacher Strike was just the first step in a march against educational inequality.

September 24, 2012

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011

As part of a push to privatize schools, rich conservatives are pouring a fortune into a campaign to defend Republicans who support school choice schemes.

August 8, 2011