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.
Resistance is growing, and with good reason—test mania delivers few benefits and often harms the students it’s meant to help.
The growing movement against education reform is challenging a well-messaged behemoth funded by billionaires and sanctioned by both political parties.
Paul Tough and Jonathan Kozol examine how decades of family-unfriendly policies have heightened the stress experienced by many children at home and school.
The extremely wealthy are out to destroy public education, and reap the benefits.
A crude and hackneyed film, Won't Back Down peddles an improbable and deceptive message about schools and poverty.
Unions need to be at the forefront of improving public education across the country.
The stakes are high for students unlucky enough to be caught in the crossfire.
As Obama touts his education reforms and neoliberals face off with teachers, hardly anyone is talking about the real problems besetting America’s public schools.
In Chicago, teachers aren’t just fighting for a fair contract—they’re fighting to stop the education reform agenda that dominates the national debate.