How can we respond most effectively to right-wing assaults on the premises of public education?
Amy Wilkins: The way that you deal with th
In a presidential election year, few issues inspire more citizen anguish and less political substance than public education. This year is no exception.
This article is adapted from Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope (Crown).
"You have no idea how much love I got for this," says David Jamil Muhammad, referring to his role as a student organizer of "Hip-Hop Generation--Hip-Hop as a Movement." The conference was held Ap
This article is part of the Haywood Burns Community Activist Journalism series.
Students heading for DC are bringing more than a toothbrush and a change of underwear.
While the public has been napping, the American university has been busily reinventing itself.
Four hundred teenagers converged outside the four-star Hilton hotel in San Francisco, then pushed inside the plush lobby with whoops and chants.
Just because the ed whiz-biz politicians and the education bureaucrats have announced the end of "social promotion" doesn't mean that it ever existed--not for the past thirty years, anyway.
By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na