public education Archives

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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GOP Rep: Education Should Be a ‘Privilege’, Not a Right

May 2, 2017

We Don’t Need No Education With the installation of uber-wealthy Republican donor Betsy DeVos as Secretary  of Education, Conservatives have been growing more open in their disdain of the entire premise of public schooling. You know, the crazy idea that…

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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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DeVos Disaster: Trump’s Education Pick Is So Bad She’s Uniting Bitter Enemies

January 20, 2017

Betsy DeVos Crosses The Education Debate Divide Betsy DeVos has one useful aspect. Trump’s secretary of education pick is such an unmitigated disaster that she’s uniting bitter enemies together as people finally cast politics aside and decide that our children…

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Michigan Student’s Sick Of Rats, Dead Bugs, Feces, Mushrooms And Mold At School (VIDEO)

January 22, 2016

You think Flint’s got problems? Get a load of the public health crisis unfolding in the Detroit Public Schools (you won’t believe the photos at the end of this article). And in case you’re wondering what the Hell is wrong…

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Ground-breaking, 150-Year-Old ‘The Nation’ Endorses Bernie Sanders

January 14, 2016

For 150 years, America’s oldest weekly magazine, The Nation, has been pushing, pulling, and cajoling the country into the future. On Thursday, the publication endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. the nation has an illustrious history in promoting progressive causes. Founded by abolitionists, The…

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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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