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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.

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.

Blogs

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

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