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Teachers news and analysis from The Nation
September 6, 2022
In Choosing a Teacher for His Running Mate, Charlie Crist Walks the Walk
And that’s a smart political move in a state where Ron DeSantis’s teacher-bashing needs to be called out.
September 6, 2022
It’s Time for Democrats to Stop Undermining Teachers’ Unions
Unions are key to building multi-racial solidarity and fighting divisive far-right politics.
August 19, 2022
Why I’m Joining the Exodus of Teachers Leaving the Classroom
We all have our reasons for not returning. For me, it is the lack of care for teachers’ and students’ health as we face another year of Covid.
June 2, 2022
How We Brought Ethnic Studies to My High School
Students of color shouldn’t have to wait until college to learn about their
April 29, 2022
Our Floundering Public School System Is Failing Teachers
Wherever you want to lay the blame, the solution isn’t hard to find—it’s just expensive.
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March 8, 2022
Minneapolis Educators Strike for the Common Good
With public schools in limbo nationwide, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
February 18, 2022
To Fight Attacks on “Critical Race Theory,” Look to Black History
There is a long tradition of Black educators fighting attempts to keep America’s true history out of the classroom—one we can all learn from.
Keisha N. Blain
February 15, 2022
“Return to Normal” Has Pushed Schools to a Crisis Point
How do you run a school without enough staff?
November 16, 2021
Progressives Can No Longer Cede School Boards to the GOP
They should treat them as political arenas in which to fight—and win.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 9, 2021
Randi Weingarten Rips CRT Critics for ‘Trying to Stop Us From Teaching Students Accurate History’
The political and media elites that are whipping up anger over Critical Race Theory are furious with a teachers union leader for exposing their lies.