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Public Schools news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
December 12, 2016
The Education of Barack Obama
Only recently has the president focused on progressive issues like school funding and desegregation. Don’t expect Trump to do the same.
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November 4, 2016
Only Socialism Can Defeat Trumpism
Millions of ordinary people are ready for an alternative, one pointed to by the success of Bernie Sanders.
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.
October 25, 2016
Zephyr Teachout Is Battling Big Money and Cynicism in One of This Year’s Tightest Congressional Races
Can Teachout’s radical optimism prevail in the Hudson Valley?
October 7, 2016
Bilingual Education Is Back on the Ballot in California
This November, voters will decide whether
dual-immersion language programs deserve a new chance in the state’s
October 5, 2016
12 Reasons to Vote for Hillary That Have Nothing to Do With Trump
She and her platform represent much more than just “the lesser evil.”