Saturday, November 26, 2022

Tag: public schools

Community schools were working in Oakland, but the district is shutting...

The school district was at the forefront of a public education model that is gaining national popularity—but its decision undercuts what the community appreciates about each school’s custom offerings that put students first.

A school system goes to hell and back again

A pandemic year of hope, trauma, and tragedy, up close and personal.

Diane Ravitch: Biden’s pick for education secretary must overturn DeVos’s attack...

“He’s not Betsy DeVos, and every educator in America, or almost every educator, will be thrilled about that.”

President Trump threatens to cut federal funding for schools who do...

The Trump administration believes pushing for a nationwide open for in-person classes come fall will be a critical move to just-start the suffering economy. The Trump administration believes pushing for a nationwide open for in-person classes come fall will be a critical move to just-start the suffering economy.

How might Covid-19 change our schools long-term?

What happens in the short-term will certainly be determined within the next several weeks. How institutions will deal with the longer-term impacts of this crisis are yet to be seen.

What school segregation looks like in the US today, in 4...

"All regions of our country and rural and metropolitan areas alike have changing patterns of segregation that demand the public’s attention and action."

‘A Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education:’ Bernie Sanders unveils 10-point...

"The United States, as the wealthiest country in history, should have the best education system in the world...sadly, that is not the case today."

How the wealthy destroy public schools, one gift at a time

They’re certainly doing a good job of burning down public education.

Why the new push for charter schools should anger progressives

Surveys find that Americans have increased confidence in public schools while support for charter schools has dropped by double digit percentages among Democrats and Republicans.

Like her boss, Betsy DeVos makes a disaster all about herself

“It’s going to be a profit boom for charter schools, and it’s going to hasten the demise of traditional public schools.”

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The renewable energy transition is failing

Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it.

Let’s rename the day after Thanksgiving ‘extinction Friday’

The annual Black Friday ode to commercialism and overconsumption sits at the core of our ongoing destruction of Earth’s ecosystems.

Guinea Pig Nation: How the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reducing government regulations for ‘advanced’...

“Under the direction of Congress, the NRC is developing new regulations to facilitate licensing of experimental reactors."

Biden administration announces largest direct federal investment in transmission and distribution infrastructure

The announcement to dedicate $13 billion in grants to improve transmission and distribution systems will "improve energy resiliency through microgrids, local renewable energy, and energy storage.”

On Black Friday, Amazon workers in 40+ countries strike and protest ‘despicable’ treatment

"We have to make Amazon pay all its workers a decent wage in dignified workplaces and for its environmental damage."