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.
Today only a few universities are faculty drive. Harvard and the University of Chicago are among them and are among the best institutions in America. So what happened?
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."
Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French for 25 years, died underpaid and underappreciated at age 83.
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.
After a hard fought four-month campaign, the Columbus, Ohio, Catholic Diocese has been forced to reach agreement with a discharged 19-year teacher, Carla Hale.
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.
After closing 50 schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools are cutting elementary and high school budgets tens of millions of dollars.
"We are not going without a fight!" declared nine-year-old Asean Johnson, a third grader at Marcus Garvey Elementary School. "We shall not be moved today!"