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The largest mobilization ever for public schools has one simple demand.

The Governor is setting two dangerous precedents for education in California.

Education is always about politics--in the best and worst senses.

Advocates are demanding not just equal but decent schools for all children.

Why we must rethink the paradigm we use for judging human ability.

Racial tensions still simmer in the rural county where Brown was born.

The product of black legal skill and strategy, Brown has a black copyright.

Click here to read Brown at 50 by Eric Foner and Randall Kennedy.

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to the landmark Supreme Court rulings in Brown v. Board of
Education
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Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

When a winter storm gridlocked Georgia, teachers and school employees proved their worth.

February 5, 2014

There’s no way Cuomo’s plan pays for the kind of effort de Blasio got elected to provide.

January 22, 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

PISA’s reductive test score dumps prevent nuanced debate. 

December 5, 2013

The knowledge that students can forgo tests without repercussions has emboldened parents across the state.

November 5, 2013

Following a Facebook fortune-funded teacher bonus plan, Newark teachers elected an incumbent president who supports a recent “performance bonus’ for ‘peer review’ plan, and an executive board mostly opposed to it.

June 28, 2013

Some nineteen states still allow corporal punishment in their schools, subjecting hundreds of thousands of American children to legalized floggings every year.

June 5, 2013

A school-closing hearing in Chicago becomes a test of whether corporate-driven school "reform" can be responsive and humane.

April 16, 2013

Past shuttered schools and glass-strewn vacant lots, the Chicago Teachers Union documents the likely toll of Rahm Emanuel's latest disastrous education plan.

April 5, 2013