Public education is under attack. Our children are labeled failures and teachers are criticized as lazy, ineffective, and overpaid.
The crisis of college costs and student debt is a reflection of capitalism's inherent tendencies, which poke at the wounds of an already injured economy.
The public pays for charter schools through their taxes, has no input into their educational practices. Unlike Chicago public schools, neither parents nor community control anything a charter school does.
The importance of a work sector being organized is unparalleled but what really counts is when it creates a ripple effect on the surrounding sectors.
President Obama forcefully brought the issue of student loan debt before an overflow crowd at the University of Buffalo's Alumni arena.
Recently, I had an opportunity to be a part of a committee that was awarding scholarships to local students.
Dangling a "solution" like MOOCs for low-income students relying on public universities to attain degrees and well-paying jobs is predatory.
It was nine days that shook Chicago, the 2012 teachers' strike changed the nation.
The school is governed by a very conservative Board of Trustees, which imposes right-wing policies and codes of conduct under the guise of our religion.
Our kids can't vote on Nov. 6. But we can.