Weingarten was one of several panelists who challenged the prevailing mythology about schools, including the teach-to-the-test goals the right wing has imposed on U.S. schools.
It's hurting our communities, said demonstrators in downtown Detroit protesting the tea party led government shutdown.
Philadelphia's families, teachers unions and other school worker unions as well as students have responded with a rousing "Hell no, our schools are not for sale."
Hundreds of students, parents and community activists joined a rally and march Aug. 28 supporting a one-day Chicago school boycott to protest the destruction of public education.
President Obama debuted his new proposal for curbing costs of higher education.
In a significant win for City College of San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Education issued a letter that could turn the tables on the accrediting agency.
The teachers union and the Save CCSF coalition believe that the agency is following a corporate agenda in the fight over accreditation of the San Francisco college.
The United States Student Association held its 66th annual National Student Congress at the Hotel Heldrich July 19-24.
The Dream Defenders, a multi-racial human rights organization of youth, began their takeover of the Florida Statehouse last week.
On July 1 interest rates for federally subsidized Stafford Loans will double for 7.4 million students unless Congress takes action.