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AM News: Stealing A DC Education, Screening Parents, NYC Test Results, & More

Maryland couple fined more than $500,000 for sending kids to D.C. schools - The Washington Post D.C. Cops Must Pay $539K for Illegally Enrolling Their Children in D.C. Schools…...Show More Summary

Campaign 2016: Yes, Schools Today More Segregated Than 1960s

Fact-check 17. (June 2015) Clinton says schools today are more segregated than in '60s. Mostly True. #DemsInPhilly — PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) July 28, 2016

Quotes: Busing -- Fake Issue, Or Real?

Without doubt, “busing” became a charged term during the 1970’s, but calling it fake ignores critical facts about its symbolic meaning. For the vast majority of parents it meant loss of control over where their child went to school. - David Armor in Brookings (Why busing was definitely not a fake issue)

Morning Video: Back To School With The After-School Satan Club

Via Washington Post and others. Article explaining it all here. Or, watch video of UT tower shooting from 50 years ago.

Hillary’s Ingenious Plan to Bankrupt Hedge Fund Managers

Thanks to the National Education Association, we are all aware that hedge fund billionaires are “cackling Monopoly men who light their cigars with dollar bills (and take candy from babies as they laugh all the way to the bank).” They make their obscene profits by investing funds from vast teacher pension systems, for which those […]

AM News: Sandy Hook Opening, Trump Transcript, NYC Test Scores, & More

Sandy Hook school opening to the public 4 years after the massacre… New Sandy Hook school opens nearly 4 years after massacre Sandy Hook principal expects tears, excitement…...Show More Summary

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 3

Click to Enlarge Part 1 and Part 2: Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through "No Excuses" Teaching Chapter 3 Neoliberalism Goes to School by Scott Ellison...just as modern mass production methods require the standardization of commodities,...Show More Summary


By Doug Martin, Author of Hoosier School Heist Two of the biggest threats to public education in America are Eli Broad and Walmart’s Alice Walton, and they are both giving big to Hillary’s Victory Fund for her presidential race. Over...Show More Summary


By Doug Martin In my book Hoosier School Heist, I expose the Mind Trust, formed by once Democratic mayor of Indianapolis Bart Peterson and his charter school director David Harris. I have also written on the Mind Trust spin-offformerly...Show More Summary

A Border Wall Hillary & Teachers’ Unions Defend

Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention didn’t contain much to excite her public education troops, though she did fish out a “zip code” reference as a small treat for them. Going over her long list of differences with Republican nominee Donald Trump, Clinton declared, “We will not build a wall,” referring to […]

Site News: Gone Fishing -- See You Monday

One of the most powerful images I've seen. The fight for equality is STILL important. #BlackLivesMatter #ImWithHer— ALEX THE GREAT (@AlexUnmuted) July 28, 2016

Afternoon Video: #TBT "You Should Go To College"

#Tbt to when @FLOTUS & @JayPharoah dropped her rap hit, "Go to College!" ???????? — Better Make Room (@BetterMakeRoom) July 28, 2016 Remember this one? So fun.

NEA President Thinks Charter School Teachers Are On An “Adventure”

There are about a dozen op-eds waiting to be written about the interview with National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García conducted by Rachel M. Cohen of The American Prospect. Surely there are quite a few people who want to tee up this quote: If you take a look at the most highly segregated schools, […]

#TBT 2015: Teacher Draft Day (Remember?)

From last summer: "THIS JUST IN: Star English teacher Ruby Ruhf says goodbye to Ohio and signs with NY P.S. 431. She'll land $80 mil from the six-year deal, along with a possible additional $40 mil based on test scores."

Morning Video: Things That Are Too High

???????????????????????? Still can't get over Martin O'Malley's exit at the #DemCovention last night: — Fusion (@Fusion) July 28, 2016 From last night's DNC: Martin O'Malley on childcare costs, poverty rates, and Donald Trump's opinion of himself.

AM News: Homeless Students, Refugee Kids, Planning Time, & More

U.S. Education Department issues guidelines for supporting homeless students… Department of Education issues new guidelines for schools aimed at helping homeless students Camp For Young Refugees Teaches U.S. Show More Summary

Police Blotter

Rob Bulk, the long-time president of Atchison NEA in Kansas, is everything you would expect from a union activist. He helped coordinate diversity training not only within his district, but statewide. Last year he ran for a seat on the Kansas NEA board of directors, introducing himself to KNEA voters through this campaign video. He raised […]

Morning Video: Is This The Third Reconstruction?

Advances, then backlash. That's the big story of civil rights and inequality, says Washington Monthly's Nancy LeTourneau.

AM News: Kaine's Wife Resigns As VA Chief, DNC Day 2, & More

Anne Holton, wife of Clinton’s running mate, resigns as Va.’s education secretary… Kaine's wife resigns Virginia state position, joins campaign… Convention delegates wantShow More Summary

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