Betsy DeVos won her contest in the Senate to become the new U.S. Secretary of Education but likely killed a long-standing political consensus on education. Its death gives progressives a chance to push for something better.
For people paying off student debt, the minimum living wage nationally is close to $19 an hour, according to a report released Tuesday by People’s Action Institute. No state is close, which is why so many families are struggling.
At last week’s massive outpouring at over 2,000 schools in over 200 cities, more than 100,000 people called attention to widespread problems in public schools and demanded new policies that prioritize quality education.
A Student Debt Jubilee will right an injustice and affirm our core values. It is time to liberate 43 million Americans – along with their families, communities, and nation – from the crushing burden of student debt.
Regardless of how you feel about charter schools, be concerned about a new government outlay of a quarter-billion dollars to these schools. A federal audit warns the money is very likely to end up in private pockets.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren threw the supposedly progressive framing of charter schools into doubt with her opposition to a ballot initiative to expand them in her state. Warren has good cause to oppose more charters.
“We want the people who are aspiring to be president of this country to talk to the communities, the parents, the young people who have been impacted by corporate education interventions,” says Jitu Brown, one of the protest organizers.
Public schools across the nation are experiencing severe teacher shortages that are apt to develop into a “crisis.” Here are good reasons even Republicans should embrace the crisis and support good solutions.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s full-throated support for school choice is the ill-conceived, grandiose, and politically polarizing gesture that many charter school proponents feared most.
As parents and students reenter public schools for a new year, they’re hearing a lot about “school choice.” No doubt school choice will benefit some parents. But who really stands to gain most from choice and why?