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Betsy DeVos’ Code Words Raise Red Flag About ‘Junk Science’

Worries grow that Trump’s pick for education secretary will undermine the teaching of evolution in public schools.

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How a Businessman Funnels Public Education Funds for Charter Schools Into Private Companies

Baker Mitchell is a politically connected North Carolina businessman who celebrates the power of the free market. Every year, millions of public education dollars flow through Mitchell’s chain of four nonprofit charter schools to for-profit companies he controls.

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Back to School and to Widening Inequality

American kids are heading back to school. But the schools they’re going back to differ dramatically by family income.

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To the Barricades! ALEC Posts Issues for 2014 Legislative Wars

The secretive Koch brothers-backed American Legislative Exchange Council has its sights set on labor laws, consumer protections and public education, among others. So you can’t say you weren’t warned.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Another Win for the Koch Brothers: Underfunded Public Schools

The American working and middle classes aren’t the only sectors still suffering the effects of the Great Recession. Public schools have yet to regain their economic footing, either. That fits in perfectly with the dreams the Koch brothers-backed American Legislative Exchange Council has of dismantling the system, and democracy itself.

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What Is the Goal of School Reform?

As we consider what reform initiatives might achieve, we should also ask the old, defining question: What is the purpose of education in a democracy?

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Education Reformers Send Their Kids to Private School

There really are “Two Americas,” as the saying goes—and that’s no accident. Nowhere is this more obvious than in education—a realm in which this elite physically separates itself from us mere serfs.

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Taking ‘Superman’ to School

This depiction of our nation’s teachers is typical of those who promote a particular reform agenda calling for charter schools, anti-unionism and merit pay based on high-stakes test scores. While it’s fine to promote this agenda, it’s also ethical to provide a balanced critique.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010 READ MORE


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One Step Closer to Harvey Milk Day

Friends and admirers of the late San Francisco supervisor and gay rights activist have been rallying to establish an annual commemorative day in his honor, and on Thursday, the California Senate approved a bill that would officially make Milk’s birthday, May 22, Harvey Milk Day in the Golden State.

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Climate Change on Calif. Curriculum?

A California senator is working to push a bill through the state’s legislative channels that would make global warming a required study topic in California public schools, but detractors maintain that the science behind Sen. Joe Simitian’s proposed academic addition is unclear. 

Posted on Feb 18, 2008 READ MORE


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