Horror movie sequels are notoriously bad. This one may be the worst. In 2009, federal intervention during the last financial crisis gave rise to the Obama administration’s signature education initiative: […]
While names like Rockefeller, Ford, Annenberg, and Carnegie traditionally have dominated foundation-funded education reform, in recent years a new group of foundations has emerged — Gates, Walton, and Broad, to […]
During the night and on into the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, a determined band of Chicago Public School (CPS) parents and community activists camped at the front door […]
Made in Seattle
The failures of the corporate education “reform” movement leave it vulnerable to genuine grassroots school transformation.
To build an effective movement against the top-down strategies that are ripping public education apart, we need to take a closer look at who wants reform and why.
Any discussion of charter schools must ask not only whether charters promote a worthwhile vision of public education
Two studies refute the claims made by voucher advocates: private schools are better than public ones, and competition makes public schools better.
What’s so wrong about questioning modern American values such as consumerism and militarism?
Before the floodwaters receded in New Orleans, conservative education reformers rushed in selling a market-based future.
Chicago’s renaissance” could mean dark age for city’s public schools.”
It wasn’t just the hurricane that devastated the Gulf; it was also a slower, more preventable surge of racism and poverty.
Graphic evidence that school vouchers do not guarantee school quality in Milwaukee.
Film: Granito de Arena (Grain of Sand) by director: Jill Friedberg, Corrugated Films, 2005, DVD. 60 min.
If we ignore race and money inequities, small school reform won’t help anything meaningful take root.
Reclaiming the democratic vision of small school reform.
The Gates’ $735 million have made them key players in small school reform.
High-stakes tests have not only failed to achieve racial equality in schooling, they’ve also made it worse for students of color.
While high-profile tests like the SAT are problematic, Karp argues that we need to end the routine standardized tests that plague students and teachers.
In the latest installment of our regular column “Earth, Justice, and Our Classrooms,” Rethinking Schools curriculum editor Bill Bigelow writes about global youth activism around climate justice and the urgency of the crisis, and introduces readers to the Zinn Education Project’s Teach Climate Justice campaign.
We asked a group of radical educators to weigh in on what they hoped would be part of any 2020 presidential candidate’s education platform.
Union activists have been tirelessly organizing with communities, recognizing that these are the same stories of communities across the United States. The fight will go on, even as disaster capitalism on steroids wants to destroy the public education system.
There are few public schools receiving as much attention these days as LeBron James’ I Promise School in Akron, Ohio — and it’s because it’s just that: a public school.
Immediately after an earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, corporations swooped in to capitalize on the destruction and to privatize public enterprises. Hagopian explores how disaster capitalism hit the education system and what the effects were on students and families.
Janice Jackson interviews Rethinking Schools editor Wayne Au about the failure of Bill Gates’ educational initiatives.