By following evangelical preachers’ edict to legalize discrimination against school-age children, Trump unleashed his theocrats and set a dangerous precedent.
Efforts to undermine unions diminish democratic operations in our schools and disempower those who are most attuned to what our children need.
In the midst of our tributes to the first responders of then and now, in our gratefulness for those who serve in our nation’s military and for those who have given their lives in this service, and in our hope for tomorrow, can we also make room again to ponder the call to welcome the world’s exhausted, suffering, homeless ones for whom this nation’s welcome light shines?
The idea was to illustrate how guys would feel knowing that girls would ultimately be responsible for policies that directly affected them.
"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."
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.”
Both the school district shuttering and University suspension center around the GOP and evangelical movement's current cause, Islamophobia
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.
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 wonders if students learned that the Qur'an says to kill nonbelievers, ignoring that their Bible says the exact same thing
When Pink Floyd sang that "we don't need no education," I don't think church ministries are what they had in mind.
Another syndicated scribe has taken to slashing and burning unions. He's a Tribune News Service columnist. Just another highly paid, right-wing propagandist.
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.
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."
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.
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?
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.
As the successes of school busing have been forgotten, maligned, and legally deterred, school segregation has become the norm again