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Amazon Is Coming To A School Near You

Amazon Is Coming To A School Near You

This is the second of a two-part article by Jeff Bryant on Career and Technical Education (CTE). Click here to read part one. The national discussion about the movement to privatize America’s public schools has mostly focused on the issues of charter schools and...

Have Democrats Changed Course On Charters?

Have Democrats Changed Course On Charters?

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet wants you to know how much he cares—really cares—about education. Speaking at the Public Education Forum 2020, Bennet began his remarks by declaring he is “the first school superintendent in the history of America to...

Mayor Pete, Get Big Money Out Of Your Campaign

Mayor Pete, Get Big Money Out Of Your Campaign

What will it take to get big money out of politics? As a voter and a student, that’s what I want to know from any candidate who wants my vote, so I asked Mayor Pete Buttigieg this when he visited our campus – Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa – this weekend....

Striking Teachers Are Fighting For Much More Than Paychecks

Striking Teachers Are Fighting For Much More Than Paychecks

While national news outlets hail the conclusion of a historic teacher strike in Chicago, another important story often overlooked by national reporters is the ongoing struggle to defend public education in the months that follow successful strikes. In Oakland,...

Wait, It Gets Worse: Eli Broad's School Corruption Legacy

Wait, It Gets Worse: Eli Broad's School Corruption Legacy

Photo credit: arcticpenguin / flickr / cc Billionaire charter-school boosters like Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Eli Broad and have turned school leadership into a cartel system focused on advancing careers and enriching businesses. One can see, in the track...

How Charter-School Billionaires Corrupt School Leadership

How Charter-School Billionaires Corrupt School Leadership

Westport High School, one of 26 Kansas City schools closed by John Covington It’s rare when goings-on in Kansas City, Missouri schools make national headlines, but in 2011 the New York Times reported on the sudden departure of the district’s superintendent John...

How Private Search Firms Skim Millions From Public Schools

How Private Search Firms Skim Millions From Public Schools

  Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. Photo credit: City Club of Chicago / cc In July 2013, the education world was rocked when a breaking story by Chicago independent journalist Sarah Karp reported that district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett had pushed...

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