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Teachers news and analysis from The Nation
March 31, 2017
South Carolina Coach Frank Martin Has It Backward on ‘Today’s Kids’
I’m not worried about this generation. I’m worried about the rest of us.
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.
November 29, 2016
Profit-Driven Schools Fail Uganda’s Children
Silicon Valley–backed Bridge International Academies repeatedly failed to comply with national education standards.
November 4, 2016
Utopia? Forget About It. Time for ‘Untopia.’
Striving for the perfect society has been the cause of great misery. We should embrace our imperfections.
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.
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September 7, 2016
Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class
For the ride-share company, teacher/drivers are both a marketing coup and an exploitable labor force.
August 25, 2016
Mexico’s Striking Teachers Stand Firm Against State Repression
The government refuses to negotiate, heightening the danger of further bloody confrontation.
August 11, 2016
Teachers and Students Occupy Schools in the Shadow of Olympic Rio
Organizing to reform teachers’ working conditions as well as standardized testing has been met with brutal police violence.
June 24, 2016
Inequality Is Even Seeping Into Preschool Classrooms
Education disparities start early.
May 23, 2016
If Students’ Learning Conditions Are Teachers’ Working Conditions, These Students Are in Trouble
New York City’s public schools are falling behind.