"The Price of Admission" author Daniel Golden reflects on the pay-for-play scandal and how our higher education system has been rigged.
Prosecutors say rich parents paid to have their children recruited as athletes, to alter test scores and to have others take online classes.
The new deal, which union members call a triumph, will include an 11 percent salary increase and a one-time 3 percent bonus.
Union leaders say the new contract includes everything the teachers had demanded—higher pay, smaller classes and more school resources.
If charters are to be defeated, if public education has a future in the U.S., our teachers will have to take matters into their own hands.
The education secretary describes the plan in terms that highlight "freedom" and school choice.
Teachers in the northern California city plan to raise picket signs in the latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay.
Pundits like Jonathan Chait tout the benefits of school privatization, but they ignore the financial strain it's placing on state budgets.
Not only do these teachers see education as deeply political, they also see it as a form of organized resistance.
The success of their high-stakes bid is all the more significant considering the tenor of the current moment.