The attack on public education is an attack on the very heart of our democracy. Yet the "school choice" movement has succeeded in setting the terms of the conversation. To the layperson, "school choice" and "education reform" sound like benign policy goals that aim to improve children's access to high-quality education. The Progressive Magazine announces a major new online resource to EXPOSE the behind-the-scenes effort to privatize our public schools, and CONNECT propublic school activists nationwide.
The Progressive is a monthly leftwing magazine of investigative reporting, political commentary, cultural coverage, activism, interviews, poetry, and humor. The Progressive Magazine is particularly well situated to provide such a platform. A national political magazine founded in 1909 by Fighting Bob La Follette, it has been a voice for democracy and social justice for over 100 years. From our base in Madison, Wisconsin, we have made the attack on public schools a particular focus of our reporting.