Our nation’s teachers unions have had a whiplash of a year, from the statewide teachers’ strikes that have swept the country to last week’s Supreme Court ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case that could severely hurt their membership. America’s most powerful teachers’ union leader says there is much, much more to come.
Las Vegas sculptor Joshua “Ginger” Monroe, who created the “Emperor Has No Balls” series of five naked Donald Trump statues in 2016, says his 3-year-old daughter was the victim of physical abuse by a teacher at her school. That teacher has since been arrested and “assigned to home.”
High school dress codes can be complicated. What’s not complicated, though, is saying, “Maybe don’t dress like a KKK Grand Wizard at school!” Or so you would think.
The conservative movement has long been deeply obsessed with the education system, from spending big on school board races to whining about just how hard it is to be a conservative in schools. One of the biggest fronts in this war: Editing school curricula to suit their worldview, usually by straight-up erasing things…
Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, repeatedly questioned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during on hearing on Tuesday about whether a teacher or school principal is allowed to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to report an undocumented student.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was on Capitol Hill today to testify before Congress about the department’s budget, but instead demonstrated her ability to worm her way out of giving a straight answer to a single difficult question.
Like almost everyone else in the Trump administration, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been caught once again doing the exact opposite of “draining the swamp.”
In the latest incident of white people failing to control their own miserable fears about others, a 45–year–old mother at Colorado State University called 911 on two Native American teenagers who had driven seven hours to participate in a college tour because their presence made her “nervous.”
Building on the example of the historic statewide strike in West Virginia, Arizona teachers returned to school on Friday, ending their own six-day walkout. After working through Wednesday night while teachers kept an all-night vigil, state lawmakers passed a bill at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday that gives teachers a 20%…
This year’s National Teacher of the Year also deserves an award for finding a way to protest Donald Trump at the same time he was honoring her.
Educators from Arizona and Colorado are the most recent to join the growing movement of teachers’ protests across the country.
The superintendent of the Great Hearts Texas charter school network has apologized after eighth-graders at a San Antonio school were given homework asking them to compare the “positive aspects” and the “negative aspects” of slavery. The title of the American history worksheet was: “The Life of Slaves: A Balanced View.”
For the first time in state history, Arizona teachers are walking off the job to protest for higher pay and more funding for schools, following a vote of nearly 60,000 educators on Thursday night.
Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin “apologized” on Sunday for a ridiculous outburst two days earlier in which he claimed that protests by teachers in the state had led to children being sexually assaulted.
After a nine-day walkout, the Oklahoma Education Association announced Thursday that public school teachers will return to their classrooms after winning an average $6,000 raise, as well as a $1,250 for support staff. The funding will not come from capital gains taxes on the wealthy, as the teachers had demanded, but…
At Penn State University today, 3,800 graduate student workers will begin voting on whether or not they want to unionize. They have faced the sort of anti-union rhetoric that seems more suited to the Trump administration than a major university.
Donald Trump is not the only person in the administration who is obsessed with leaks. According to an internal report first flagged by the Washington Post, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asked her department’s inspector general if she had grounds to prosecute employees who leaked information to the press.
Back in March, HuffPost dug up a white supremacist podcast hosted by Dayanna Volitich, a 25-year old social studies teacher at Florida’s Crystal River Middle School, called “Unapologetic.” After the story broke, the school removed Volitich from the classroom, while they investigated her behavior. On Tuesday, Volitich …