With the 2016-17 state budget-making season now upon us, a coalition of advocates from across Pennsylvania came to the state Capitol to call on lawmakers to increase the state's investment in public education by $400 million. Read more >
Jitu Brown, a community organizer who last year helped lead a 34-day hunger strike to reopen Chicago's closed Dyett High School, on Thursday urged a Little Rock crowd to fight against what he sees is a national movement to privatize public schools.
Brown warned, "No one is your friend who demands silence or your right to vote. To remove your voting rights... it's all about greasing the rails for privatization." Read more >
Little Rock School District supporters have been protesting since the state took it over about a year and a half ago because of academic distress. Those protests started ramping up after the state announced it was replacing the District's superintendent last month. Read more >
You've probably read something about Detroit Public Schools and Detroit teachers in the past couple of days. Here's the latest: DPS teachers shut down virtually all schools in the district this week, because the most recent faux-CEO (a bankruptcy judge) let teachers know that if they elected to have their annual salary spread over 26 paychecks they weren't getting their last four installments. Read more >