Charter schools

How the Dianne Morales Campaign Fell Apart

How the Dianne Morales Campaign Fell Apart How the Dianne Morales Campaign Fell Apart

At the last minute, the political newcomer’s once-promising bid for New York City mayor became a cautionary tale.

Jun 25, 2021 / Column / Aída Chávez

Culture War in the K-12 Classroom

Culture War in the K-12 Classroom Culture War in the K-12 Classroom

The Trump-era GOP’s insatiable appetite for red-meat issues has led to a wholesale attack on public education.

Jun 22, 2021 / Feature / Jennifer C. Berkshire

For DeVos, the Pandemic Is Another Opportunity for Profit

For DeVos, the Pandemic Is Another Opportunity for Profit For DeVos, the Pandemic Is Another Opportunity for Profit

Betsy DeVos has the power to protect school-age children across the country from a deadly disease. But the real priority is the bottom line.

Oct 30, 2020 / Jasmine Banks

Trump’s Education Policy Is an Opportunity for Democrats

Trump’s Education Policy Is an Opportunity for Democrats Trump’s Education Policy Is an Opportunity for Democrats

Republicans are running away from Betsy DeVos’s “education freedom” agenda as fast as they can. So why haven’t Democrats noticed?

Mar 5, 2020 / Jennifer C. Berkshire

The Democrats’ School Choice Problem

The Democrats’ School Choice Problem The Democrats’ School Choice Problem

Charter schools find their most vocal Democratic support among the least progressive members of the party: centrists and Wall Streeters.

Dec 30, 2019 / Jennifer C. Berkshire

The Unmet Promises of a New Orleans Charter School

The Unmet Promises of a New Orleans Charter School The Unmet Promises of a New Orleans Charter School

In 2012 almost all of Sci Academy’s seniors were heading to college. Seven years later, only 18 percent had graduated.

Sep 30, 2019 / Feature / Casey Parks

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Letters From the July 15-22, 2019, Issue Letters From the July 15-22, 2019, Issue

Cruel and inhuman… A worthy education plan…

Jul 2, 2019 / Our Readers

Senator Bernie Sanders

The Charter School Industry’s Dishonest Attack on Bernie Sanders The Charter School Industry’s Dishonest Attack on Bernie Sanders

Arguing that charter schools offer unique opportunities for poor African American children isn’t borne out by the facts.

Jun 19, 2019 / Adolph Reed Jr. and Cornel West

NOLA's Charter Schools

New Orleans Argues Whether an All-Charter City Can Be Truly Democratic New Orleans Argues Whether an All-Charter City Can Be Truly Democratic

Can a locally elected school board bring accountability to the city’s charter schools, or will it give an upper hand to well-connected parents?

May 21, 2019 / Emmanuel Felton

Bernie Sanders

Bernie’s Plan to Save Public Schools Bernie’s Plan to Save Public Schools

Sanders has the most progressive education platform in modern American history.

May 20, 2019 / Nikhil Goyal

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