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The New Segregation – Hostile Takeover of Public Schools by Red States

July 7, 2018

Republican attacks on public schools are about racism and power, not doing what's right for kids.

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‘Harsh Punishment’ – Trump and DeVos Push Back of Student Protections Is Sending Black Kids to Jail

April 23, 2018

Shutdown of Texas Schools Probe Shows Trump Administration Pullback on Civil Rights By Annie Waldman ProPublica Beside a highway in Bryan, Texas, tucked between a motorcycle bar and the county jail, stands a low-slung, sprawling complex with tinted windows, sandstone walls…

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Elizabeth Warren Slams DeVos ‘The Worst Secretary of Education This Country Has Ever Seen’

March 2, 2018

Warren Gives Trump’s Education Secretary an f- Back in late-March 2017, populist Senator Elizabeth Warren launched a campaign initiative called “DeVos Watch.” As the name implies, it was designed to increase awareness and accountability for the actions of President Trump’s…

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WATCH: Ed. Secretary DeVos Fold Hard When Asked a Basic Question About Charter Schools

May 24, 2017

Does DeVos even know how to give a straight answer? If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s unfortunate pick to head the Department of Education, it’s that she’ll stop at nothing to avoid answering questions…

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Ed Secretary DeVos Moves Quickly to Hand Schools Over To the Koch Brothers, Heritage Foundation

March 17, 2017

Apparently it isn’t enough for Betsy DeVos to destroy the education system in her home state of Michigan by paying politicians copious amounts of money to honor her nefarious wishes and pass bills establishing charter schools and voucher programs. Noooo,…

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Trump Using Blueprint For ‘Disaster Capitalism’, Warns Expert Who Literally Wrote The Book (VIDEO)

January 25, 2017

When Canadian author Naomi Klein wrote The Shock Doctrine, she argued that politicians — like Donald Trump, for instance — take advantage of natural disasters in order to impose predatory free-market tactics that benefit the interests of the elite. Trump…

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Florida Teacher Resigns Over Standardized Testing: ‘I Can’t Make My Students Cry Anymore’ (VIDEO)

November 1, 2015

How much standardized testing is enough? “I had no idea that this many people identified with the way I felt,” Wendy Bradshaw told  WUSF News after her Oct. 23 resignation letter to the Polk County, Fla. School Board went viral. “And…

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Not Qualified To Teach? Alabama’s 2014 Teacher Of The Year Resigns In Disgust

October 30, 2015

Unbelievable: This is how Birmingham treats their state’s Teacher of the Year? In yet another stunning example of unbelievable-crap-teachers-have-to-put-up-with, Ann Corgill resigned in disgust after Birmingham City schools claimed her teaching certificate “wasn’t valid.” AL.com reports the 2014 “Alabama Teacher of the…

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Charter Schools Unconstitutional In Washington, No More Public Funds

September 5, 2015

Washington finally called out the charter school movement for what it is — a colossal rip-off of public education funds. The Washington Supreme Court wasn’t quite that explicit in its ruling Friday, but, after a year of deliberations, it declared…

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Chris Christie’s Newark School Privatization Scam Is An Epic Failure

March 5, 2015

Five years ago, Chris Christie went on the Oprah Winfrey show to crow about his plan to revamp the schools of Newark New Jersey. He was joined by his ally, then-Democratic Mayor of the city, Cory Booker and Facebook billionaire,…

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