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September 1, 2014 - 12:17 pm CDT

A Labor Day Message

Come you ranks of labor, come you union core
And see if you remember the struggles of before
When you were standing helpless on the outside of the door
And you started building links on the chain, on the chain
And you started building links on the chain.

                                                Phil Ochs, Links on a Chain

September 1, 2014 - 11:12 am CDT

Anthony Cody is one of the nation's leading public education advocates and experts.  He worked in the high poverty schools of Oakland, California, for 24 years, 18 of them as a middle school science teacher. He was one of the organizers of the Save Our Schools March in Washington, DC in 2011 and he is a founding member of The Network for Public Education. A graduate of UC Berkeley and San Jose State University, he now lives in Mendocino County, California.


September 1, 2014 - 6:30 am CDT

The Durham public school board voted 6-1 to finish its current contractwith Teach for America and then sever the relationship.

“The Durham school district will honor its current contract with Teach For America, but the national teacher training program’s future with Durham Public Schools is up in the air.

August 31, 2014 - 11:39 am CDT

Students in Salem, MA learn a hard lesson about class

August 30, 2014 - 1:44 pm CDT

Last May, Ruth Conniff, editor of “The Progressive,” joined a group of other women on a tour of voucher schools in Milwaukee. The others included another journalist, a state legislator, and Milwaukee grandmothers Gail Hicks and Marva Herndon.

August 27, 2014 - 4:19 pm CDT

Success has its privileges. This is certainly true when it comes to Eva Moskowitz's charter chain Success Academy.

Juan Gonzalez of the Néw York Daily News reports that Moskowitz has moved her corporate headquarters from Central Harlem to Wall Street.

In addition, he reports:

"The new offices will cost her organization $31 million over 15 years, according to its most recent financial report.

August 26, 2014 - 4:26 pm CDT

Prohibiting students from talking about events in Ferguson offers them exactly the opposite of what they need.

August 26, 2014 - 8:18 am CDT

Well, I’m going to cheat briefly on my self-imposed vacation.  If you haven’t seen David Kirp’s excellent piece, Teaching is Not a Business, on the NY Times Op Ed page, please read it.


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