by Brian Young | on Oct 18, 2017

NYSUT Sues to Protect Strong Teaching Standards

Across the nation, charter schools are trying to undercut our education system. Under the guise of school choice, they seek to take public funds away from local district schools and break teachers...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 16, 2017

Public Ed Literally on the Ballot

In the country’s second biggest school district voters are going to the polls to decide the future of public education. At stake is whether the school system will continue their commitment to...

by Guest Post | on May 03, 2017

The Racist Origins of Charter Schools

Trump has proposed cutting after-school programs for young children as well as grants and federal work-study programs for college students. But his most significant attack on public education may be...

by Guest Post | on Mar 17, 2017

A Declaration of War on Public Education

Donald Trump’s education budget is a declaration of war on public education and our nation’s neediest children. It was surely designed by Betsy DeVos. Trump’s budget would axe...

by Brian Young | on Feb 28, 2017

Jim Crow DeVos

Monday evening, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a statement praising Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as the pioneers of school choice.  Following the statement...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 18, 2016

NAACP: Halt Charter Schools

Charter schools have been infecting inner cities for the last few decades.  Big business, under the guise of school reform, invades poor neighborhoods, set up non-union charter schools and pulls...

by Brian Young | on Aug 29, 2016

For Sale: Democracy

A new Super PAC is dropping millions of dollars into a few state legislative races throughout New York.  Mailers costing $3.17 million have begun to flood into primary campaigns in New York City...

by Brian Young | on Mar 21, 2016

"ICAN" joins Ohio Federation of Teachers

When Charter schools were first set up, “education reformers” touted them as a way to get around Teacher’s Unions.  They sold their model to populist and uniformed politicians...

by Press and Media | on Oct 02, 2015

Suit to Silence Teachers (UPDATE)

We got this article from the LA Times for some local insight into the anti union tactics that "education reformers" and their billionaire backers are using to destroy public education. Thsi...

by Brian Young | on Aug 13, 2015

The 'Real Teachers' for America

A recent National Labor Relations Board decision may shake up the entire Teach for America model.  After Teach for America teachers at a Detroit charter school tried to unionize, the charter...