New Orleanians are all too familiar with having the important aspects of their lives ripped from their control, but they will they retake control of their schools.
There is an answer to public education's poor performance: money; we will have to pay for it, just as we pay for a massive military budget.
Public education is under attack. Our children are labeled failures and teachers are criticized as lazy, ineffective, and overpaid.
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.
It was nine days that shook Chicago, the 2012 teachers' strike changed the nation.
The American Federation of Teachers recently highlighted the tenuous employment and poor compensation of part-time college teachers.
A fight over teacher tenure is now raging because so-called education reformers have set their sights on destroying public education under the guise of saving it.
The kids of Chicago deserve better. They deserve a mayor who doesn't use them as political props.
The entire district is being dismantled and replaced by a for-profit system operated on behalf of the city by private corporations and charter schools; I'm so sickened.
There are disturbing trends regarding war on women and the workplace, especially public sevtor workers, including teachers, and hotel and hospitality workers in the private sector.