Teacher Strikes Are About a Lot More Than Paychecks

Teacher Strikes Are About a Lot More Than Paychecks

Teachers across the United States are having a moment. Educators are building on the momentum from West Virginia, where striking teachers won a 5 percent pay raise for state employees. Now the protests have spread to Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and the nation’s...
Trump’s War on Urban ‘Carnage’ Was a Ruse

Trump’s War on Urban ‘Carnage’ Was a Ruse

One of President Trump’s favorite themes is what he calls “American carnage” — typified by “the violence” and “the gangs.” To that end, he’s repeatedly highlighted the violence in Chicago. A few days after he was inaugurated,...
King’s Dream Still Isn’t Reality

King’s Dream Still Isn’t Reality

Not long ago, I saw a comment on an online article about the rise in protests for black civil rights. “We gave you a president,” wrote the commenter. “We gave you your damn Oscar. What more do you want?” Never mind the White House. What many...
Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?

Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?

As fall approaches, millions of moms and dads are scrambling to prepare for the first day of school, excited to support their children’s success. But are schools ready to receive our kids and foster that success? Increasingly, the answer is no. In at least 18 states,...
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