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Public Schools news and analysis from The Nation
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.
February 23, 2016
Gunmaker in the Sandy Hook Case: Sorry, We’re Immune
Congress granted gunmakers unprecendented protections in 2005, so Remington may be right.
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December 17, 2015
’Tis the Season to Give—Generously
You might not have heard of these hardworking organizations—but they are doing great work, and could do more with your support.
December 7, 2015
Day-Care Costs Can Drive a Family Into Poverty Before a Child Reaches Kindergarten
But they’ll probably impoverish her teacher first.
October 28, 2015
A Short History of Cops Terrorizing Students
The assault at Spring Valley runs deeper than one bad cop—it’s the latest product of the school-to-prison pipeline.
Alex S. Vitale
October 19, 2015
Will the University of Mississippi Ditch Its State Flag?
Tomorrow its student government will vote on a resolution that would remove the Mississippi state flag from campus grounds because of its “[incorporation of] the Confederate battle flag in its design.”
October 14, 2015
The Unionization Tool Management Will Never Expect
Members-only unions might not be as strong as regular unions, but they’re a lot easier to create in a hostile labor environment.