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Public Schools news and analysis from The Nation
May 3, 2016
As the Religious Right Forces the Gospel Into Public Schools, Some Parents Are Opting to Homeschool
After their kids experienced “religious bullying,” these parents felt they had no choice but to take their kids out of public school.
May 2, 2016
Making Sense of the Boston Public Schools Walkout
The Boston Public Schools have been under sustained budget cuts for several years. This year students decided they’d had enough.
April 28, 2016
Jane Sanders Has Some Harsh Words for Our Public Education System
In this interview, Bernie Sanders’s wife explains how schools would be different under President Sanders.
April 20, 2016
Want Your Kids to Get a Good Education? Support Their Teachers’ Workplace Rights
A new lawsuit pits teachers’ rights against students’ access to quality education. That argument doesn’t hold water.
April 14, 2016
The Newtown Families Just Won a Big Victory in Their Fight Against Remington Guns
Will the gunmaker have to pay the price for the Sandy Hook mass shooting?
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April 13, 2016
The Solution to Higher Ed’s Bad Pay Is Unions
Unionized faculty earn about $21,000 more annually in pay and benefits than their non-unionized peers.
March 29, 2016
These Politicians Think Your Kids Need High-Stakes Testing—but Not Theirs
These politicians send their own kids to progressive schools that eschew rote learning.
March 9, 2016
Why Has Charter School Violence Spiked at Double the Rate of Public Schools?
Meanwhile, charter advocates continue to criticize the safety of traditional public schools.
March 3, 2016
Why John King Should Be Rejected as Secretary of Education
As a student at Syosset High School during much of King’s reign as New York State’s education commissioner, I saw firsthand the disastrous effects of his policies.
March 1, 2016
The Struggle to Unionize Within LA’s Biggest Charter Chain
And the lengths that Alliance College-Ready Public Schools will go to stop it.