education

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

Remember President Donald Trump’s State of the Union addresses last February and in particular in January 2018 amid a wave…

4 years ago

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.

6 years ago

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…

6 years ago

The Endless War on Terror: Remembering 9/11 and Knowing Our Neighbors

In the midst of our tributes to the first responders of then and now, in our gratefulness for those who…

6 years ago

I Showed My Male Students How It Feels To Be a Woman In Congress

The idea was to illustrate how guys would feel knowing that girls would ultimately be responsible for policies that directly…

6 years ago

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…

7 years ago

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…

7 years ago

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

7 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

Debunking A Union-Hating, Walker-Loving Columnist

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

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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'…

9 years ago

Did Conservatives Kill School Busing Because It Was Actually Working?

As the successes of school busing have been forgotten, maligned, and legally deterred, school segregation has become the norm again

9 years ago

Texas Republicans Would Murder Truth – And the Biblically Unapproved

The Texas gubernatorial race features very little science and more than a little bloodshed

9 years ago

Mike Huckabee Complains Teaching Kids Basic Anatomy is Indoctrination

Mike Huckabee feels that teaching children basic anatomy, that all living things reproduce, and inappropriate touching, is indoctrination

9 years ago

Tony Perkins Warns Against Indoctrination at Government-Run Schools

Tony Perkins wants you to worry about your child being brainwashed by the "radical teachers" that "infest" our public schools.

9 years ago

ALEC Continues to Push Failed Market-Based Educational Reforms

Market-based educational reform is an utter failure, and yet we still can't shake the nasty remnants of its bad policy…

9 years ago

Criminalizing Students Cripples Their Future and Lines the Pockets of the Corrections Industry

The alarming trend of criminalizing youth will only lead to increased criminal behavior, but the prison industry is eager for…

10 years ago

Al Franken Leads Bipartisan Effort Pushing Bill To Disclose The True Cost of College

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has reintroduced his bill that would require schools to use a universal financial aid award letter,…

10 years ago

Republicans Use the Deficit As an Excuse to Cut Food and Health Care for Children

Republicans who are now worried sick about America's children's future, have already taken care to assure future generations will stay…

10 years ago

Republicans Use Taxpayer Dollars to Insert Religion into Public Education

There is a growing movement to insert religion into the education system using taxpayer dollars.

10 years ago

Republicans Turn Charter School Officials Into the New Robber Barons

School privatization is the new Gold Rush. There is money to be made in them there hills. And charter schools…

10 years ago

Obama Asks Romney How Many Teachers’ Jobs Are Worth Tax Cuts For Millionaires?

President Obama asked Mitt Romney the fundamental question of this election. Obama asked Romney. 'How many teachers' jobs are worth…

10 years ago

Louisiana School Voucher Decision Banishes Children to the Bronze Age

Rather than fixing its troubled public school system, Louisiana will remove standards and replace modern science with Bronze Age belief

11 years ago

Public Schools Face a New Nemesis in Parent Trigger Laws

Parent trigger laws are being pushed by ALEC and other right wing groups to allow parents to essentially 'fire' a…

11 years ago

The Dirty Thirty – Occupy May Day Edition

Look at all the things wrong in America right now and then look at the GOP solutions since 2010. You…

11 years ago

Not All Tax Dollars Go To War: Here Is a Program Liberals Can Be Proud Of

On tax day, it's nice to take a look at one small positive slice of what the government does with…

11 years ago

The Not-So-Miraculous Charter School Solution

Recently, isolated successes in charter schools have gotten big headlines, masking the numerous issues they present including undermining public education

11 years ago

The “Good News Club”: How the Religious Right is Taking Indoctrination into Public Schools

With the blessing of the Supreme Court, fundamentalist, right wing evangelists are taking religious indoctrination into the public schools.

11 years ago

Obama’s Higher Education Plan Is A Death Sentence For The GOP

President Obama's higher education plan is the Republicans’ worst nightmare because an educated population would avoid the GOP like plague.

11 years ago

Beyond the Job Numbers: Who is Working?

These job statistics show who is working based on gender, race, and education.

11 years ago

Indiana Law Would Punish Schools for Getting National Anthem Wrong

A new Indiana law would punish schools that stray from lyrical and melodic guidelines for the national anthem, stifling artistic…

11 years ago

Pat Buchanan Blames Blacks and Hispanics For America’s Education Woes

Recently, Pat Buchanan cited a racist who claims that the statistics of the Paris-based OECDs Programme for International Student Assessment…

12 years ago