Trump’s education cuts show it’s not the economy, stupid; it’s just mean stupidity

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Remember President Donald Trump’s State of the Union addresses last February and in particular in January 2018 amid a wave of teachers’ strikes? Can you recall the talking points he elaborated on the need to support public education? read more

Opinion: Trump Unleashes Hell By Rescinding Transgender Kids’ Protection

By following evangelical preachers’ edict to legalize discrimination against school-age children, Trump unleashed his theocrats and set a dangerous precedent.

Trump’s Education Secretary’s “School Choice” Movement Undermines Public Education

Efforts to undermine unions diminish democratic operations in our schools and disempower those who are most attuned to what our children need.

School Board Allows Pepper Spray In School Suggesting Use Against Transgender Students

"It may be a pretty valuable tool to have on the female students if they go to the bathroom, not knowing who may come in."

Overwhelming Majority of Voters Want To Rein In Charter Schools

A new nationwide poll shows the American people overwhelmingly agree that public education should not exist to enrich and profit the charter school privatization movement and they are demanding strong regulatory laws to “rein in documented fiscal malfeasance by private charter schools.”

Islamophobes Closed A Virginia County’s Schools and Caused A Tenured Professor’s Suspension

Both the school district shuttering and University suspension center around the GOP and evangelical movement's current cause, Islamophobia

Scott Walker And ALEC Allow High School Dropouts To Teach High School

Of course, anything 'stupid' Republicans conceive of is always at the behest of their funding machine the Koch brothers and their legislative arm the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC): the latest Wisconsin stupidity is no exception.

President Obama Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results?

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

Fox & Friends Outraged That Students are Learning about Islam

Fox & Friends wonders if students learned that the Qur'an says to kill nonbelievers, ignoring that their Bible says the exact same thing

Michigan Republican Says Schools Should be a Ministry of the Church

When Pink Floyd sang that "we don't need no education," I don't think church ministries are what they had in mind.

Debunking A Union-Hating, Walker-Loving Columnist

Scott Walker ABC This Week

Another syndicated scribe has taken to slashing and burning unions. He's a Tribune News Service columnist. Just another highly paid, right-wing propagandist.

GOP Governors Slash Education To Grow Their Ignorant Base 

Because Republicans depend on "the widespread ignorance of objective reality," their fascist threat to democracy is only succeeding due to the abundance of ignorance and gross stupidity of America's uneducated citizenry. Subsequently, Republicans are building on their success and slashing education funding at a record pace to produce an entire population of stupid conservative voters.

More Shame – Over Half Of Public School Students Live In Poverty

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.

Inconvenient Truth: America’s Public Schools Are Among Highest Achieving In The World

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."

Fox Bristles At Colorado Students Thinking For Themselves Beyond Pizza And The Bible

During the past week, hundreds of students in Colorado were protesting conservative efforts to infuse their ideology and religion in textbooks for an advanced high school history class.

Home School Advocacy Group Fear Mongers Against Common Core To Fundraise Against Birth Control

The right wing war on education continues.  One of the most active organizations in the right wing’s fight against Common Core is the Home School Legal Defense Association.   On the surface, this does not make sense.  Why should the HSLDA a group for home schooling parents,  care so much about standards that don’t apply to them? read more

In A Victory for Public Education Judge Says NC School Vouchers Are Unconstitutional

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."

Right-Wing Billionaires To Use California Ruling to Nationally Crush Teachers’ Unions

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.