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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.
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?
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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.
June 14, 2021
Bake Sales and Tesla Raffles: The Unequal World of PTA Wealth
Should rich families be allowed to fundraise a better public school education for their kids?
May 17, 2021
How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic—and Won
As the debate over in-person schooling roiled, teachers’ unions secured significant protections—often with parents’ support.
April 6, 2021
Betsy DeVos Takes Her Assault on Public Schools Back to the States
A DeVos-backed group is pouring money into a statewide education race in Wisconsin, which will be decided Tuesday.