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Bernie Sanders: A Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education

Every human being has the fundamental right to a good education. On this 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, we are committed to creating an education system that works for all people, not just the wealthy and powerful.

May 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

K.H. Anderson: A Lefty’s Guide to Liberty

Real-life individual liberty — for everyone — is at the heart of everything progressives stand for. It’s time we own it. . The liberty ideal should be perfectly at home in every nook and cranny … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Steven Singer: Reasons People Hate, Hate, HATE Betsy DeVos

Lesley Stahl: Why have you become, people say, the most hated Cabinet secretary? Education Sec. Betsy DeVos: I’m not sure exactly how that happened… I’m more misunderstood than anything. . … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Adrian Blevins: My Problem with the Rules

If my nine-year-old son behaves in any manner contrary to the rules and regulations by which humankind has agreed to conduct itself since the day we got civilized and invented … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · 4 Comments

Elizabeth Warren: Join DeVos Watch

. Elizabeth Warren Launches ‘DeVos Watch’ in Bid to Make Education ‘Corruption-Free.’ Resistance to Devos’s agenda has “spread like wildfire,” Warren notes. Betsy DeVos recently completed her 100th day as Secretary … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: Shakespeare in the Schools

I grew up with Shakespeare. Even the working class side of the family could quote his poetry and apply it to their lives. Reading Shakespeare created imaginative range and intellectual … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Professors on food stamps

Originally posted on WORDVIRUS:
The shocking true story of academia in 2014 Forget minimum wage, some adjunct professors say they’re making 50 cents an hour. Wait till you read these…

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sandra B. Lubarsky: Toward a Beauty-centric Education

The two statements I hear most often whenever I bring up the subject of beauty are “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and “Beauty is only skin deep.” … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Homeless mom sentenced to 5 years in prison for “stealing” son’s education

A mother has been arrested and sentenced to jail time for sending her five year old son to a school district where she had no permanent residence. I can barely … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 5 Comments

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