A prerequisite for any adult conversation is telling the truth. The congressman falls monumentally short there. Continue reading
Democracy & Government
The importance of democracy and politics in our daily lives is a driving force behind our journalism, whether it’s an ongoing examination of the political engineering of inequality or exposing the revolving door of power and influence that spins individuals in and out of jobs in the public and private sectors. Below are a variety of programs and interviews that illustrate democratic principles and the ways in which they’ve come under fire and been defended. Be inspired, encouraged, and alarmed… but mostly be aware.
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After following the money trail behind the charter school movement, Diane Ravitch — a former assistant secretary of education who once advocated for charters — changed her mind. Continue reading
In an excerpt from her book Reign of Error, Diane Ravitch reveals the individuals and corporations behind education reform movement. Continue reading
The vast wealth that has accumulated at the top of the American economy isn’t the problem — it’s that political power tends to rise to where the money is. Continue reading
The real cost of conservatives’ cruelty cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but in people’s lives. Continue reading
Parents, students, and teachers all over the country have joined the revolt to liberate our kids from a test-obsessed education system. Continue reading
Parties interested in creating a market-based system to replace public education are selling the false narrative that our public schools are obsolete and failing. They are not. Continue reading
Back then, and again now, we hear that the key to prosperity is getting government regulations out of businesses’ way. Continue reading
The DOE’s comprehensive civil rights survey revealed this and several other disturbing stats about racial inequality in our public schools.
Young people have every reason to feel detached from an array of major institutions that are no longer in tune with the problems that they face. Continue reading