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News and Analysis from The Nation on Charter schools
February 1, 2017
How Alaskan Activists Got a Key Republican Senator to Oppose Betsy DeVos
Unions and education activists urged Lisa Murkowski to oppose Trump’s education pick. On Tuesday, in a testament to the power of grassroots resistance, Murkowski switched.
February 1, 2017
Students Are Saying No to Betsy DeVos
The resistance has made an impact.
January 18, 2017
Betsy DeVos Just Flunked Her Senate Test
From guns in schools to accountability for for-profit colleges, the nominee for secretary of education e
ither could not or chose not to answer most serious policy questions.
January 13, 2017
The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
Secretary of Education–nominee Betsy DeVos has fought to “
advance God's Kingdom” by privatizing the public-school system.
January 11, 2017
Under Trump, LGBT Student Rights Could Be in Trouble
But there is a lot communities can do at the local level to safeguard LGBT protections.
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November 3, 2016
This Governor Wants to Take Over ‘Failing’ Public Schools and Turn Them Into Charters
These activists are telling Georgia’s Nathan Deal: That’s not how it works.
September 14, 2016
Unions Enter the World of Online Charter Schools
The teachers across Agora Cyber Charter’s “virtual classrooms” have won an unlikely organizing victory.
July 26, 2016
This Group of Politicians Just Put Forward a Platform Progressives Can Embrace
At the DNC, Local Progress offers a vision of cities as the center of the fight against inequality.
July 19, 2016
The Man Accused of Inspiring Turkey’s Coup Is Behind the Largest Charter-School Chain in America
The schools have been investigated for corruption.
June 15, 2016
Millennials Have Lived Through a Doubling of School Segregation
The old methods of encouraging integration in our public education are failing.