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A new generation of educators, frustrated with ineffective reforms, turns to pedagogy focused on social justice.

The life and legacy of a fiery New York teachers' advocate gets caught in the crossfire of a changing liberal landscape.

The radical corporate overhaul of NYC public schools is draining the soul from education and reducing learning to a series of standardized tests and progress reports.

The problems and promises of Bush's education policy.

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

Casting himself as tough on school crime as election day nears, Kentucky
Republican Representative Geoff Davis is pushing a measure that puts the
constitutional right of students at risk.

If President Bush and the Republican Congress would close the loopholes on tax
cheats--especially the superrich--there would be ample money to improve
the nation's public schools.

Ann Cooper, gourmet chef turned healthy school food advocate, talks
about becoming a "lunch lady" and what it takes to reform our
children's cafeterias.

A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling
back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile
and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.

If you can lie about science and get away with it, you can lie about anything. That's why we must say no to ideological zealots who are waging war against science and against democracy itself.

Blogs

When conservatives challenge curricula like they did last week in Fairfax County, Virginia, they reveal fundamental tensions in liberal education that aren’t going away.

February 11, 2013

Newly released e-mails show the former governor's foundation quietly promoted his corporate partners, including a company he's invested in. 

January 30, 2013

66 percent of Chicago parents back teachers and their union, while Romney-Ryan back wrongheaded Rahm Emmanel—and the fantasy that parents don't like public education.

September 13, 2012

Twenty-six thousand teachers and school staff are expected to join the picket lines in Chicago Monday. Why? 

September 10, 2012

The New York Times asks whether the law has been “nullified.” It hasn’t been.

July 6, 2012

Even the non-sporty among us have likely benefited from its enforcement.

June 25, 2012

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

On Tuesday, the secretary of education spoke bluntly about our nation’s values.

June 14, 2012

On Monday, 90% of Chicago Teachers Union members voted to support a strike if one is called.

June 12, 2012

Mitt blames Obama for rising tuitions, but ignores the role of federal student aid in reducing its burden on families. 

May 8, 2012