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Want Your Kids to Get a Good Education? Support Their Teachers’ Workplace Rights 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.

Apr 20, 2016 / Michelle Chen

The Newtown Families Just Won a Big Victory in Their Fight Against Remington Guns

The Newtown Families Just Won a Big Victory in Their Fight Against Remington Guns 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?

Apr 14, 2016 / George Zornick

Rally against budget cuts

Making Sense of the Boston Public Schools Walkout 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.

May 2, 2016 / StudentNation / Keegan O’Brien

CUNY Protest

The Solution to Higher Ed’s Bad Pay Is Unions 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.

Apr 13, 2016 / StudentNation / Michelle Chen

These Politicians Think Your Kids Need High-Stakes Testing—but Not Theirs

These Politicians Think Your Kids Need High-Stakes Testing—but Not Theirs 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.

Mar 29, 2016 / StudentNation / Nikhil Goyal

Why Has Charter School Violence Spiked at Double the Rate of Public Schools?

Why Has Charter School Violence Spiked at Double the Rate of Public Schools? 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.

Mar 9, 2016 / StudentNation / George Joseph

Why John King Should Be Rejected as Secretary of Education

Why John King Should Be Rejected as Secretary of Education 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.

Mar 3, 2016 / StudentNation / Nikhil Goyal

Alliance Educators United

The Struggle to Unionize Within LA’s Biggest Charter Chain The Struggle to Unionize Within LA’s Biggest Charter Chain

And the lengths that Alliance College-Ready Public Schools will go to stop it.

Mar 1, 2016 / George Joseph

Candles at a memorial near Sandy Hook Elementary School

Gunmaker in the Sandy Hook Case: Sorry, We’re Immune Gunmaker in the Sandy Hook Case: Sorry, We’re Immune

Congress granted gunmakers unprecendented protections in 2005, so Remington may be right.

Feb 23, 2016 / George Zornick

A man carries a child as migrants and refugees arrive on a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to Lesbos island, Greece.

’Tis the Season to Give—Generously ’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.

Dec 17, 2015 / Column / Katha Pollitt

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