Wielding crosses like pitchforks, parents at a public school in North Carolina want a gay club out of their school and a teacher punished
If there is one thing Republicans and the Obama Administration love more than pandering to Wall Street, it is the abject 20-year failure of the charter school industry
Instead of any real measures or support to address the crushing income disparity between the 1% and the rest of the population, Republicans are proposing harsher measures to shift more wealth to the rich at the expense of those who need it most; families with children.
If, as privatization "reformers" in Republican, corporate, and Obama Education Department claim that America's public schools are dire failures, then America's wealthy public schools with unionized teachers, and tenure, would be failing and not at the "top of the international charts."
The most power-mad of the power-mad, the American Legislative Exchange Council, relies on easily compromised spear-carriers to dominate state legislatures and push through model-legislation designed to benefit ALEC's multi-national, special interest corporate donor base.
The judge, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood, identified the Republican legislation, "Opportunity Scholarship Program," as a scam to "siphon money from the public schools in favor of private schools and allows funding of non-public schools that discriminate on account of religion."
e group of Silicon Valley billionaires is now preparing to file the exact same lawsuit, likely using nine different students' names, in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Oregon, New Mexico, Idaho, and Kansas as well as every other state with strong teacher unions and populations that do not support school privatization.
Many Americans missed a Republican proposal to destroy the public school system because they were awaiting President Obama's State of the Union address
There is a concerted effort in primarily southern Republican-controlled states to use sketchy and horribly underperforming charter schools to inject a healthy dose of religion into science and history classes using funding for public schools.
Market-based educational reform is an utter failure, and yet we still can't shake the nasty remnants of its bad policy influence
Two Republicans have scammed the state of Oregon out of $17 million in a charter school scam.
School privatization is the new Gold Rush. There is money to be made in them there hills. And charter schools are the the Republican hammer to be used to prise it out of our hands.
This is a story about how little law makers and school officials know about the constitution and it's application to pregnant students.