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.
Pundits like Jonathan Chait tout the benefits of school privatization, but they ignore the financial strain it's placing on state budgets.
Los Angeles teachers' big win against charter school expansion and lack of funding for public schools could be an indication of what's to come.
L.A.'s teachers are angry about how the district is treating their students—and they have good reason to be.
Some 30,000 striking teachers braved a downpour to tell school district officials about what needs to change before they'll return to class.
Among the positive signs from the recent midterm elections is the pushback against privatizating public education in the U.S.
Ultra-rich philanthropists and their private foundations and charities have given almost half a billion dollars since 2006 to these organizations, according to tax filings and Foundation Center data.
Thousands of educators are taking to the streets, inspired and energized by a dynamic willingness to fight for their own rights, as well as those of their students.
Teachers in the U.S. territory worry that its education department will exploit a plunge in enrollment to push charter schools and a voucher program.
A fortune derived from the relentless marketing of painkillers is now being used to expand charter schools.