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Bleak Friday

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 11.28.2014 | Education
Jennifer Berkshire

Political economist Gordon Lafer offers some "Bleak Friday" predictions about the corporate agenda for public education.

Stop the Co-location Squeeze

William Lynch III | Posted 11.17.2014 | Education
William Lynch III

A new state law requires the city either to provide free space or pay rent for a charter school to occupy another space. However, we should not allow this encroachment on our already severely crunched public school space.

How Rich Are the 400 Richest Americans and How Do They Use Their Money?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 12.27.2014 | Money
Lawrence Wittner

Not surprisingly, economic inequality is growing in the United States. From 1978 to 2013, CEO compensation, inflation-adjusted, grew by 937 percent, while the typical worker's compensation over that same period grew by only 10 percent.

A Tree Without Roots: Astroturf and Corporate Education Reform

Yohuru Williams | Posted 12.21.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

There is no question of the cancerous effects of groups like PennCAN and the Commonwealth Foundation. It may be years before we know the full range of the damage they have inflicted on our children and schools or how long it will take to repair that damage. One thing, however, is clear: Philadelphia teachers and students deserve our interest and support.

Fiddling With Schools While Our Nation Burns

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Attacking teacher unions and tenure, high stakes testing, NCLB, Race to the Top, Common Core, charter schools... all these things are just fiddling around while civil society burns.

Stop Telling Rich People To Give More Money To Charity

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact

By now, the Walton family, the nation’s richest through its ownership stake in Walmart, must have developed a pretty thick hide. They have long been...

Bill de Blasio vs. Charter Schools -- A Pointless Battle

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

This is a mere sideshow. Comparing schools -- charter vs. neighborhood public; suburban vs. urban; public vs. private -- is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of education in America.

How Can Wal-Mart REALLY Help Improve Our Schools?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If the Waltons really wanted to make positive change in children's educations and lives, they would steer far clear of Michelle Rhee and her troublesome track record.

A Change of Heart on Charters for Alderman Moreno?

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.17.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Public scrutiny may have given the alderman a change of heart regarding charter schools. This was not the first time his education policy preferences caused a backlash. This time, Moreno may have actually gotten the message.

After Newtown Shooting, Schools Reconsider Walton Family Grants

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.22.2013 | Impact

A number of charter schools that rely on donations from a charity started by Walmart's founder are questioning whether they should continue accepting ...

Activists Targeting U.S. Schools, Backed By Big Bucks

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon May 15 (Reuters) - During her tumultuous three years at the head of the Washington D.C. public schools, Michelle Rh...

Fighting 30+ DCPS Closures (And Walmart) In Chocolate City to Empower DC

Head-Roc | Posted 05.09.2012 | DC
Head-Roc

It's excruciatingly hard for me to believe that I live in the nation's capitol where over 30 DC public schools, serving mostly Black and Brown American communities, are being recommended for closure.

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: A New Museum Is Changing Everything In Small-Town Arkansas

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brady | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

Lawn signs are taking over Bentonville, Arkansas. Blue and green, staked in yards and hung in windows, they're everywhere you turn, in parks, outside ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Walton Family Foundation Gifts Teach for America $49.5 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- The Walton Family Foundation announced a $49.5 million grant Wednesday to help double the size of Teach for America's national teaching co...