Education

Test Season Reveals America’s Biggest Failures
It’s testing season in America, and despite of how students do, it’s clear who is already flunking the exams: Major media outlets and an entrenched education regime that’s prevailed in policy making for over 30 years. Read more...
Bill O'Reilly Continues To Attack Rep. Barbara Lee As A 'Race Hustler'
Bill-O continued with his attacks on Rep. Barbara Lee for the second night in a row, and brought on Rep. Paul Ryan to help him play the conservative victim card after he was called out for his not so thinly veiled racist remarks by Lee. Read more...
U.S. Taxpayers Funding Creationism In Schools Across The Country
Did you know that taxpayers are funding the teaching of anti-science, anti-critical thinking and creationism in our schools? Read more...
Well-Financed New Extremists Dominate The Education Debate
New extremists in the education debate represent a mindset unwilling to fight things out on a democratic playing field, no matter how unlevel. Instead, they aim to eliminate the playing field altogether Read more...
Public Schools Are Not Corporate Proving Grounds
Where I take apart the ridiculous notion that weak, powerless teachers somehow mean strong, effective education. Read more...

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Mayor De Blasio Has It Right On Charter Schools
It was Monday morning, and the folks at Morning Joe were already steamed. Joe Scarborough had his Very Serious scowl face on while Mika Brzezinski's eyes were flashing with poised rage. Their target: newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his stance on charter schools. Read more...
Tea Party Leader Claims Common Core Standards Will Rain Hellfire On U.S.
Dr. Terry Batton stood up in Montgomery, Alabama and preached a hellfire sermon about how the Common Core standards would surely bring God's wrath down on us. Read more...
Dear President Obama: The Problem's Poverty, Not Absentee Dads
“My Brother's Keeper” is no substitute for jobs, housing, and access to quality education and training, and it won’t have any meaningful impact on the appalling racism and conditions in the inner cities. Read more...
Bernie Sanders: If You Can't Afford To Take Care Of Your Veterans, Don't Go To War
Sen. Bernie Sanders had a pretty simple answer for CNN's Wolf Blitzer when he asked him what he would say to his fellow members of Congress who claim that the United States can't afford to pay for expanded benefits for members of our military. Read more...
School District To Student Body President: STFU Or Get Out
When 13-year old Maia Wu spoke up about a decision to fence in her school, she got an unexpectedly authoritarian response. Read more...