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It's Just the Start of the Winter/Spring Testing Season, and Already...

John Thompson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Education
John Thompson

Since the beginning of bubble-in mania, also known as corporate reform, learning has typically stagnated during the winter test-prep season and halted for the school year with the April testing season. With Common Core, however, children have already taken their seats in front of computer screens and started their seemingly endless high-stakes assessments.

The Obama Paradox

John Thompson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Unlike many in the Tea Party, President Obama does not want to privatize schools. But, the president has essentially privatized educational policy.

Let Them Eat Cake!

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.12.2011 | Comedy
Steve Nelson

Rick Perry urged the crowd to pray for the children to lose weight as his aides distributed certificates for free McDonalds Happy Meals to each family, accompanied by a précis of his campaign's new dietary guidelines, cleverly titled, "What Would Jesus Cook?"

Public Charter Schools Engage Students and Empower Teachers

Peter Groff | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education
Peter Groff

Anyone who is serious about improving the quality of public education should support the incredible contributions of public charter schools.

Colorado Gearing Up For Major Education Funding Vote

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.04.2011 | Denver

Colorado Senator Rollie Heath, the legislator backing a proposed tax increase in the state to benefit education funding, must be breathing a sigh of r...

What Teachers Think And Where They're Divided

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Robyn Gee While lawmakers were debati...

The 'Alien Structure' of Education, and Other Thoughts

John Merrow | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education
John Merrow

In this age of accountability, testing is punitive. That's the bottom line, and that's what must be addressed, but we can't abandon testing or accountability.

Matt Damon Defends Teachers Against 'Sh***y' Cameraman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.02.2011 | Education

Matt Damon had some strong words at last Saturday's Save Our Schools march in Washington, D.C. Following his keynote address, the actor took offens...

Matt Damon's Powerful Education Speech at the Save Our Schools Rally in DC

Dan Brown | Posted 09.30.2011 | Education
Dan Brown

On Saturday, thousands of educators and parents rallied at the grassroots Save Our Schools March on Washington, D.C. Education heavyweights all took the microphone, but it was Matt Damon whose closing speech brought down the house.

Jordan Howard

Grassroots Teachers Organization Calls For Reform | Jordan Howard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was swept into office amid calls for change in the country on issues ranging from the economy to education. Almos...

Why This Teacher Is Marching in Washington

Martha Infante | Posted 09.29.2011 | Education
Martha Infante

As a teacher, I know what good education looks like. Unfortunately, good education has not resulted from the federal education policy of today and teachers can stay silent no longer.

White House's Response To Education Rally's SOS Gets Turned Down

Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

Leaders of the National Call to Action and organizers of the Save Our Schools March have declined an invitation to meet with education officials at th...

Let's "Save" What Matters Most: Students

Suzanne Tacheny Kubach | Posted 09.28.2011 | Education
Suzanne Tacheny Kubach

We "save" education by demanding our schools live up to their promise: to make a difference in the lives of every student who comes to their doors.

Save Our Schools Rally Kicks Off In D.C., Teachers Invited To Meet With Education Secretary

Posted 09.27.2011 | Education

The four-day long Save Our Schools rally begins in Washington, D.C. today. The Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, a joint effort o...

How Many Sacred Cows Does It Take to Sustain a Movement?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Our own history tells us just how possible, and difficult, it is to turn ideas and energy into transformational change.

To Save Our Schools, Wear Sunblock and Bring Ideas

John Merrow | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

The acronym SOS is catchy and convenient for Saturday's march and rally. But what are protestors hoping to save our schools FROM? And, just as important, what are they FOR?

Why I'm Marching to Save our Schools

Shaun Johnson | Posted 09.23.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

We need to let the public know that there is only one side of the story playing out in mainstream publications. For a time, truly progressive education reform options have been imprisoned in academic journals.

You Won't See a Soccer Ball in This Workshop!

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 09.13.2011 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

Looking for a soccer mom or a helicopter parent? You won't find one in the workshops that Parents Across America will conduct at American University ...

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Protest To Descend On D.C. In Late July | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- After months of planning the "Save Our Schools March And National Call to Action," educators will take to the streets in Washington D.C. i...

UPDATE: Education Funding Initiative Makes Ballot

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.25.2011 | Denver

Here's an understatement: a ballot initiative proposed by Colorado Senator Rollie Heath has ruffled some feathers in the blogo-sphere. UPDATE: C...

'Save Our Schools' Grassroots Movement Hoping For Staying Power

Education Week | Erik W. Robelen | Posted 08.17.2011 | Education

Thousands of educators, parent activists, and others are expected to convene in the heat and humidity of Washington next month for a march protesting ...

NYC Teachers Take on the Mayor and the Banks

Alan Singer | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

New York City teachers and the United Federation of Teachers have initiated a militant and radical response to the latest budget cut proposals made by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Educating for Democracy: A Call for Teachers to Save Education

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Teachers should be heard from as well but in ways in which they can no longer be ignored.