Do former officials of the Bush administration and other right-wing Republican-connected people who lead these groups have any interest in educating working class and minority students?
Since the start of No Child Left Behind the perceived solution to our education situation has been clear: competition.
Teachers need the firm right to collective bargaining no less than Wisconsin's other public employees, no less than the public employees of every other state.
And it's a choice that should have national impact, given California's prominence as a pace-setting state.
$800 million is a lot of money but in comparison to the total federal budget of $3.6 trillion is represents less than .00022 percent. So why is Education secretary Arne Duncan fighting so hard to keep $800 million?
A couple of months ago, I heard Joel Klein, head of New York's Department of Education, blame the teachers' union contract for the fact that there are a lot of Jewish holidays on the school calendar
The crisis in U.S. public education is beginning to read like something out of the theater of the absurd.
According to a proposed bill in the Florida state Senate, teachers will no longer have tenure in the upcoming school year, and it would introduce so-called merit pay.
While campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama made it clear that education would be among his top three priorities. Unfortunately, he's starting off on the wrong path.