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Public Schools news and analysis from The Nation
April 19, 2017
What Betsy DeVos’s Emphasis on ‘Choice’ Means for School Segregation
The education secretary’s policies stand to make divisions in our schools and neighborhoods worse, not better.
April 14, 2017
Reclaiming Public Goods Under Trump
The Roosevelt Institute is launching the Re:Public Project to fight privatization.
April 3, 2017
Bernie Sanders Just Introduced His Free College Tuition Plan
Joining with Elizabeth Warren, Sanders wants students to organize around the legislation.
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.
March 27, 2017
The Civil Rights Movement Had One Powerful Tool That We Don’t Have
Without it, activists will have to find new ways to bring about change in 2017.
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March 8, 2017
Teachers Will Be a Formidable Force Against Trump
Teachers are working to protect undocumented immigrant students, trans students, and any student whose chance at an equitable education is at risk.
March 7, 2017
Betsy DeVos’s Education Agenda Can Be Overturned. This City Shows How.
What Philadelphia’s fight against market-driven school “reform” can teach us about resisting attacks on public education.
February 24, 2017
We Can Fight Trump’s Cuts to Essential Government Programs
His budget agenda has everything do with right-wing ideology and nothing to do with fiscal responsibility.
William D. Hartung
February 8, 2017
Betsy DeVos Has Been Confirmed. Now the Fight Really Begins.
DeVos will have significant influence over how civil-rights protections for students are enforced, and how the for-profit college and student-loan industries are regulated.
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.