Public Schools

Opinion: Kansas’ Brownback Slammed by Supreme Court a Third Time For Underfunding Schools

It seems completely illogical that the state can argue that a reduction in education funding was necessitated by the downturn…

5 years ago

Vice President Mike Pence Wants the Bible Taught As Science

The evangelical fundamentalists, all 13.2 percent of them, are appealing to vice president-elect Pence by petition and demanding that he,…

5 years ago

Kansas Republicans Employ Koch Propaganda To Abolish Public Schools

Kansas GOP calls public schools government schools to imply they indoctrinate children and interfere with individual's free choice.

5 years ago

Hillary Clinton’s Brilliant Education Plan Will Work And End Education Wars

Clinton promises to be a champion for education by not taking advice from people interested in breaking unions and privatizing…

5 years ago

After GOP Assaults, Teachers’ Union Endorsed a Public Education Advocate Early

"It is just dead wrong to make teachers the scapegoats for all of society's problems. Where I come from, teachers…

6 years ago

Ohio Governor Kasich’s Corrupt Corporate Charter Schools Are A National Joke

Although Republicans have not had as much success transferring taxpayer funding for public education to corporations at the federal level,…

6 years ago

Conservative Prays For Katrina-Like Disaster In Chicago To Give Corporations Government Control

Instead of noting how inept the Bush response to help tens-of-thousands of Americans was, or mourning the loss of 1,800…

6 years ago

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Using Public School Money For Private Religious Instruction is Unconstitutional

The poor performance of deliberately underfunded public schools allows legislators to siphon off funds to religious institutions in the name…

6 years ago

Massive School Layoffs, Healthcare, Food Stamp Cuts Populate Scott Walker’s Koch Budget

Scott Walker's budget epitomizes the Koch-Republican "vision for America" and not at all unique among states ruled by Koch-governors with…

7 years ago

Keeping Their Voters Stupid Keeps Republicans Elected

Over the past six years after every election, a relatively common question is why do so many Americans dependably vote…

7 years ago

What Conservatives Fear Most Is a Well Educated America

Conservatives are terrified of a well-educated populace, and for over a year the terror du jour is Common Core that…

8 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.

8 years ago

ALEC’s Latest Scam Is Sending Public School Dollars to Corporate Owned Private Schools

The Koch brothers' American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) wants to send taxpayer dollars earmarked for public schools to corporate-owned private…

8 years ago

As Our Institutions Fail, Will Americans Get Angry or Apathetic?

We need to believe in the competence of our public institutions for our society to function. When they don't function,…

9 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…

9 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

10 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.

10 years ago

The Tea Party Demands That Public Education Not Be Equal For All

Tea party leaders have shown their un-American roots by demanding that education be returned to an era when it was…

10 years ago

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