Opinion

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De Blasio calls for unity in the fight for quality education

In an effort to set the record straight and heal a rift with New York State's Gov. Cuomo and charter school supporters, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a major speech on his education policies at Riverside Church last Sunday.

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Do we need public education?

The public pays for charter schools through their taxes, has no input into their educational practices. Unlike Chicago public schools, neither parents nor community control anything a charter school does.

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Hang in there, Mayor de Blasio

The wolves of Wall Street are out to destroy New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's universal pre-kindergarten plan.

 

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In New York, Lhota leans right

Lhota has a big problem: he wants to continue Bloomberg's pro Wall Street policies, but to get votes he must paint himself as a liberal. It appears that tactic is not going to fly.

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Cliff diving – new normal for Pennsylvania higher ed?

There is an adage that goes, "once is an accident, twice is a trend." With regards to the cliff funding, that adage is being perpetrated.

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Chicago parents organize to keep schools open

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting African American and Latino neighborhoods.

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Chicago teachers educate a nation

It was nine days that shook Chicago, the 2012 teachers' strike changed the nation.

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Chicago teachers agree: Children do deserve better

The kids of Chicago deserve better. They deserve a mayor who doesn't use them as political props.

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A sickening situation in Philadelphia schools

The entire district is being dismantled and replaced by a for-profit system operated on behalf of the city by private corporations and charter schools; I'm so sickened.

The otherworldly attack on public education

The crisis in U.S. public education is beginning to read like something out of the theater of the absurd.

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