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Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

The promise of a great public education for all children is under pressure not only from out-of-touch legislators, but from economic and societal factors outside school that make it much more difficult to achieve success within the classroom.

Three Reasons San Francisco Public Schools May Not Be for You

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.24.2011 | San Francisco
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I hold no ill will towards those who have made the choice NOT to participate directly in the public school system, but my wife and I have chosen to raise our three daughters here in the city and are committed to public education.

We Need Prop H, And a Mayor Who Supports It

Michela Alioto-Pier | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco
Michela Alioto-Pier

Passing Prop H means schools will be better connected to their communities, children will spend less time in transit, and more families will be able to stay in San Francisco when their children reach school age.

Fighting Resegregation: Elizabeth Redenbaugh Receives Award For Opposing Neighborhood Schools

Yuna Shin | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education
Yuna Shin

"Neighborhood school" proponents have begun to dominate school board agendas across the state, and the state is now poised to create high poverty schools in high poverty areas.

The Uncomfortable Truth About Charter Schools

Larry Strauss | Posted 07.04.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

Although charter schools are unencumbered by the district rules and red-tape that often restricts their public counterparts, the sad truth is that at least some charters squander their advantage.

Rahm's Lie About Charters -- And Why It Matters

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Not only are no charters among Chicago's top-ranked high schools; not one charter is among the twelve Chicago high schools with 50 percent or more of students meeting standards.