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Student protesters

A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch’s latest call-to-arms against the privatization of public schools.

School buses.

The latest “school reform” silver bullet fails to address how children learn.

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.

Student reading

Resistance is growing, and with good reason—test mania delivers few benefits and often harms the students it’s meant to help. 

Occupy the DOE march

The growing movement against education reform is challenging a well-messaged behemoth funded by billionaires and sanctioned by both political parties.

Jonathan Kozol

Paul Tough and Jonathan Kozol examine how decades of family-unfriendly policies have heightened the stress experienced by many children at home and school.

Won't Back Down

A crude and hackneyed film, Won't Back Down peddles an improbable and deceptive message about schools and poverty.

Blogs

And we wonder why there’s an education gap.

March 28, 2014

A grassroots movement tapped into fears that affirmative action would close off university spots for Asian-American students.

March 18, 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

Politicians pay lip service to the idea of preschool; the question is whether they will pay the bill.

November 20, 2013

Corporate-style education &lquo;reform” has been tried, and it has failed; the path forward is clear.

September 7, 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

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

Addressing student discontent, from the outset, is far more productive than enraging children with suspensions that only increase their ruthlessness.

June 25, 2013

School districts feel immense pressure to test, but teachers and parents are beginning to fight back.

June 21, 2013

Several former Chilean student leaders are capitalizing on their high approval ratings to run for Congress and challenge Chile binomial voting system.

April 28, 2013