MSNBC has a show that is practically a commercial for the privatization of public education called “Education Nation.” Fans of charter schools, “school choice,” and other trendy approaches to education that enrich ed tech companies are all invited. Voices of those who feel the public education system — for all its flaws — is worthwhile […]
By Sabrina Stevens. She is executive director of Integrity In Education and a former teacher and now education activist. Though some may view the police as “community helpers” who “protect and serve,” members of communities of color simply do not have that luxury. Within our communities, the reality of racialized mass incarceration and a growing […]
I am an activist and organizer who recently joined the fight against “education reform,” which is really code for the attempt by corporations, billionaires and hedge funds and the industry they have spawned, to privatize public education and break the teachers unions. I have been frustrated at the seeming lack of interest on the part […]
BREAKING NEWS: Pearson errors on gifted and talented screening tests for NYS students mean that too few qualified students were identified. @GothamSchools reports: From Pearson re @nycschools G&T exams: “We are very sorry to report that errors at Pearson occurred …” Feel like we’ve heard this before — GothamSchools (@gothamschools) April 19, 2013 Pearson on […]
What if the best candidate — measured on positions alone — is also the most under-funded candidate for Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education? At K-12 News Network, we thought you deserve to hear from an underdog. Note how plushly funded Michelle Rhee has just in the past 24 hours donated $250,000 to […]
One of the first things Michelle Rhee’s group, StudentsFirstNY, did upon launching in that state was approach Democratic Congressional candidate Hakeem Jeffries (NY-CD8) and offer him a six-figure, unregulated, third party donation to his campaign. They probably thought Jeffries was an easy mark, given the positions he’s taken in the past urging that New York […]
Is your child being exposed to PCBs, dangerous construction chemicals commonly used in the ’80s and ’90s? Find out more about school building safety, environmental toxins, and a way to see if your NYC school is safe with a tool released by the non-profit group NY Communities.
Dr. Meghan Groome of the NY Academy of Sciences gives her favorite resources for raising science-loving kids and encouraging them to explore it as a passion and a possible career.
On MOMocrats’ MOMochat radio show, March 9, 2001: Leonie Haimson of Parents Across America discusses organizing to support public education in the face of extreme budget cuts and anti-child, anti-teacher, anti-union GOP budget proposals.
Longtime education activist Leonie Haimson joins the MOMocrats MOMochat to talk about class size, budget cuts, NYC schools, and how parents can get organized to fight for public schools in the face of manufactured budget crises.