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In Philadelphia, education reformers got everything they wanted. Look where the city’s schools are now.

Education reformers want to use technology in the classroom—for almost everything.

A growing, diverse movement is rejecting market-oriented reforms in favor of education justice.

A former public school teacher and union organizer picks his favorites.

Booker and Zuckerberg

The city has a new mayor with a progressive mandate, but its schools are reeling from the market-based reforms Cory Booker introduced.

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.

Blogs

Students in Newark, New Jersey, walked out of class earlier this month in protest of the “One Newark” plan to privatize the district’s schools. A substitute teacher reflects on the action.

September 26, 2014

He’ll do to the country what he did to Newark’s schools, the governor promises.

August 1, 2014

Hardline reformers are using Vergara v. State of California to dismantle tenure in other states.

June 13, 2014

“They’ve lost before they even walked into that room,” said a Brooklyn English teacher. “They’re already telling themselves, ‘I can’t,’ and they’re stressed. They want to throw up.”

May 21, 2014

An alternative education that makes sense would go beyond test prep

May 5, 2014

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