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Public Schools news and analysis from The Nation
February 19, 2021
West Coast States’ Failure to Reopen Schools Is a Disaster
The ongoing closure is creating an educational, social, and mental-health crisis.
February 17, 2021
In Some States, Child Care Workers Won’t Get the Covid Vaccine for Months
Even though child care is vital to the economic recovery, several states aren’t granting child care workers priority access to the vaccine.
February 15, 2021
Karen Lewis Built a Proudly Militant Movement for Public Education
“Great schools with great teachers is the most important civil right of our generation,” she boldly declared. And she built a movement of believers in that vision.
January 29, 2021
Dead Teachers Can’t Teach
As a new Covid-19 variant takes hold, Tennessee lawmakers are trying to force teachers and students back into the classroom.
Luis Feliz Leon
January 18, 2021
Bye, Betsy — and Good Riddance
DeVos leaves behind a trail of cruelties for the Biden administration to correct. Addressing student debt and Title IX changes would be a start.
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November 23, 2020
For Some Workers, Schools Never Closed
Amid the pandemic, frontline education workers are shouldering crucial responsibilities.
October 30, 2020
For DeVos, the Pandemic Is Another Opportunity for Profit
Betsy DeVos has the power to protect school-age children across the country from a deadly disease. But the real priority is the bottom line.
October 29, 2020
The GOP’s Education Extremism Is Alienating Moderate Voters
If Democrats succeed in taking back statehouses on November 3, education will be a major reason why.
Jennifer C. Berkshire
September 24, 2020
The culture war between science and denial.
September 17, 2020
Cuomo’s Choice: Tax the Rich or Starve the Schools
As New York’s schools struggle to reopen, America’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has refused to fill a gaping budget hole by taxing the rich, instead threatening massive cuts.