Teachers, unions, students, and families are finding a common voice. It is the perfect time for the American Federation of Teachers to issue "The Principles that Unite Us," a call for labor and communities to unite in a new era of school reform.
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December 10, 2013
October 29, 2013
From coast to coast, the billionaire-backed education reform project is back-pedaling, and there are signs of desperation showing up all over.
October 16, 2013
Decisions that were made without democratic input are not legitimate. Officials implementing these policies should be challenged in public at every opportunity.
October 12, 2013
Speaking truth to power, as these parents did, is an intoxicating thing. It delivers to both speaker and witnesses a shiver, an awakening to the fact that we do not need to suffer in silence, or allow our children to suffer without objection.
September 26, 2013
the funders of corporate reform are making a great effort to pretend that those of us who profoundly disagree with their approach are some kind of fringe element
September 22, 2013
I would like to know how you went about selecting these particular guests. I notice that almost all of the people are those who agree about corporate "reform" of public schools.
September 16, 2013
At my large elementary school on Chicago's southwest side, the mercury on the thermometer soars to a scorching 90 degrees. Sweat drips down the students' little round faces,
September 15, 2013
Diane Ravitch has emerged as an iconic figure on America's political landscape. What Daniel Ellsberg was to the Vietnam War, Ravitch has become to the battle raging over public education
September 10, 2013
it turned out that his own rules, which he wouldn't have even considered modifying for other schools, could be rearranged at the last minute in the special case of a donor's charter school
September 04, 2013
Education Nation, 2013: Will NBC News Use the Gates Foundation's Facts Again? Or Can We Get a Real Dialogue Going?
If Education Nation is to deliver on its promise of a thoughtful, well-informed dialogue, it should feature both sides of the debate raging over the central issues in education