The Texas Board of Education met this week to update the social studies curriculum for K-12 students in the Lone Star State—among the major changes they’ve made so far is the reversal of their decision two months ago to axe Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the history books. Oh, also, Moses is a basically a…
Part of Halloween’s allure is that once a year, everyone gets to live out their hidden fantasies, act silly, and get free candy. But for a group of elementary school teachers in Idaho, those fantasies apparently include mocking Mexicans and dressing up as Donald Trump’s nonexistent border wall.
Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia appears to be tough enough to snatch a cellphone out of a college student’s hands, but not tough enough to answer a simple question about voter suppression in his state.
America’s higher education system has always been racist. Not only were many of our top institutions founded by slave owners and rooted in racist policies, but they have systematically excluded people of color for centuries.
Staffers at a Stafford County Middle School made the absolute worst of a bad situation last week when they barred a trans student from proper shelter during an active shooter drill at the school.
Two Georgia prekindergarten teachers have resigned after allegations that they used zip ties to tie the hands of students as young as 4 behind their backs as a form of punishment.
Put this one in the “Good News” file: Lowe’s, the public school system—and a little American ingenuity—are teaming up to help teachers fight crazed gunmen in bloody hammer battles to the death.
University Charter School is a new school in Sumter County, AL. It opened for classes on Monday. It has enrolled more than 300 students, from kindergarten through eighth grade. And it’s the county’s first integrated school in its entire history. Yes, you read that right.
Delete, delete, delete. If only solving problems were as easy as deleting controversial Facebook posts.
Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin and a very sleepy-looking man, is running for a third term in November after spending his first eight years in office fucking over public workers by eliminating their collective bargaining rights, gutting education spending, and signing fat giveaways to corporations.
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%…