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Flawed Voucher Plans Foreshadow Trump Administration's School 'Reforms'

Alan Singer | Posted 04.25.2017 | Education
Alan Singer

We already know what a school voucher program like the one championed by Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy “Amway” DeVos looks like. A...

Trump's Signature Education Goal Has A Long History With White Flight

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics

Debates about the viability of school voucher programs have focused in recent months on programs with lackluster or spotty academic records. But there...

Trump's Budget Invests In Private Schools, Cuts Programs For Public Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump wants to cut the Department of Education’s budget by 13 percent, or $9 billion overall, eliminating a program that provides a...

Vouchers Will Destroy Public Education

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.07.2017 | Education
Steve Nelson

The appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has invited fresh scrutiny of voucher programs. As reasonably informed people already know, D...

People's March for Education Justice

Alan Singer | Posted 02.13.2017 | Education
Alan Singer

Besty "Amway" DeVos clearly demonstrated at her confirmation hearings that she is unqualified to be Education Secretary. While her approval by Republi...

Ballad of Amway DeVos

Alan Singer | Posted 02.03.2017 | Education
Alan Singer

Ballad of Amway DeVos - Urban Rap by Reeces Pieces (Watch on Youtube) Amway DeVos Name rhymes with lost D-Trump's Ed Sec Hearing was a wreck. Didn'...

The Choice of Botel for White House Education Advisor Should Offer Some Comfort to DeVos Opponents

Peter Cunningham | Posted 01.29.2017 | Education
Peter Cunningham

It's not easy being a progressive education reformer in the age of President Trump. Speaking for myself only, I support high-quality public charter sc...

This Billionaire's Plan Could Save Philadelphia Schools

Laura Goldman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Education
Laura Goldman

Public education in Philadelphia has reached a crisis point. Only 65% of students enrolled in Philadelphia public school students graduated high schoo...

Does School Accountability Matter to the Trump Administration?

Peter Cunningham | Posted 01.03.2017 | Education
Peter Cunningham

With 2017 upon us and a new administration in Washington prepared to take over, it's a good time to reflect on the federal role in public education. B...

Long Island School Board Opposes Nomination of 'Amway' DeVos

Alan Singer | Posted 01.02.2017 | Education
Alan Singer

At its December 19, 2016 meeting the Board of Education of the Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District voted unanimously to oppose the nomination...

Paying the Price of Imperfect Information

Susannah Hares | Posted 12.28.2016 | Education
Susannah Hares

Poor quality and inaccessible information about school performance is preventing parents and governments from making good choices about different scho...

Betsy DeVos: Secretary Of Privatization

Daniel Katz | Posted 11.29.2016 | Education
Daniel Katz

Donald Trump has settled upon Michigan billionaire and school privatization zealot Betsy DeVos as his nominee for Secretary of Education.

Trump Moves To Destroy Public Education

Alan Singer | Posted 11.28.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education could hardly be worse.

Trump, State Leaders Differ On School Reform

Jack Jennings | Posted 11.21.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

The 2016 elections are now behind us, but what remains is a divided country. Some people are very happy feeling that their voices finally were heard. ...

Trump Fails A Crucial Test

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.18.2016 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Donald Trump doesn't have any use for public schools -- he never attended them, sent his kids to them or supported civic efforts to strengthen them.

Trump's Plan To Destroy Public Education

Alan Singer | Posted 09.12.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

If you are a public school parent or teacher thinking of voting for Donald Trump, be prepared to kiss your school goodbye.

Miguel Martinez-Saenz | Posted 08.04.2016 | College
Miguel Martinez-Saenz


Politics From Both Sides Hampering Public Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 05.19.2017 | Education
Jack Jennings

Public schools would be better if two major obstacles were removed. Teachers' unions have injected too much partisanship into schooling, and conservat...

Does LAUSD Want to Protect Children or a Bloated Bureaucracy?

Peter Cunningham | Posted 05.13.2017 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Across America, parents are demanding more and better educational options for their children while teachers unions and bureaucrats desperately fight t...

How Gov. Jindal's Voucher Program is Like the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments

Eric Cooper | Posted 04.01.2017 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Is that comparison in bad taste? Too melodramatic? The high mortality and incarceration rates of poorly educated, impoverished, Black Louisianians indicates otherwise.

Do school vouchers improve results? It depends on what we ask

The Conversation US | Posted 03.03.2017 | Education
The Conversation US

Joshua Cowen, Michigan State University Do school voucher programs help improve educational outcomes? Lower Columbia College (LCC), CC BY-NC-ND A s...

New York Alliance Condemns Cuomo Mis-Education Budget

Alan Singer | Posted 01.28.2017 | Education
Alan Singer

The New York State Alliance for Quality Education( AQE) condemns Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed education budget as "woefully inadequate." Cuomo req...

For Republicans, Killing Unions Is More Important Than Improving Education

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Dale Hansen

If you care about the future of education in the U.S. then the Republican Presidential debates have been a massive disappointment. The problem is that the candidates all believe the same thing, so there is nothing to debate. In fact, through two debates, education has only come up once.

Back to ALEC, Back to (Private) School

Rep. Chris Taylor | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Rep. Chris Taylor

ALEC and its members, including the American Federation for Children (AFC), have become more powerful than our citizens' voices at the State Capitol. Despite massive public urging for adequate K-12 public education funding, Republicans legislators aren't listening.

Why Prison Warden Scott Walker Must Be Stopped

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

Governor Walker is a clear and present danger to the future of social justice in America, a twenty-first century menace who would, without compromise, destroy every last vestige of the public sector and turn the U.S. into an even bigger prison than it is now.