Trump Budget Targets Black, Brown and Low Income Students

Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal announced Tuesday makes deep cuts in federal funding to public schools as part of his agenda to privatize public education through expansions of charter schools and school voucher programs.

Senate bill isn’t mean, it’s cruel!

BY LILY ESKELSEN GARCÍA When Senate Republicans finally revealed their secret plan to decimate the Affordable Care Act last week, it became apparent why groups like the AARP, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Medical Association have come out to criticize the bill. You can add America’s educators to that growing list of opposition….

DeVos defends discrimination in school choice scheme

By Teresa Albano In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s Electoral College win, certain dystopian books started flying off online shelves. Among them were George Orwell’s 1984 and Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale. Hulu recently released their version of the latter, which has garnered a wide audience. Despite a wise caution by The Atlantic’s Shadi…

Teachers demand end to school closings in Puerto Rico

“Political leaders in both Washington and San Juan, whether they like it or not, are being propelled to fashion a new political and economic status for the territory. They will have to finally decide whether to completely annex Puerto Rico as the 51st state or acknowledge that it still remains a distinct nation, with the right to its own sovereignty and independence.”