Education

Red States Cut Worker Pay by $1.5 Billion

Red States Cut Worker Pay by $1.5 Billion
State legislatures skew strongly white and male, and have a track record of preempting policies designed to remove structural barriers for marginalized communities.
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Florida: The Graveyard of American Public Education

Florida: The Graveyard of American Public Education
Florida has the worst education policies of any state in the nation, and it is about to get even more destructive, more ignorant, more backward.
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The Proposed Title IX Rules Make No Practical, Moral, or Legal Sense

The Proposed Title IX Rules Make No Practical, Moral, or Legal Sense
If a college student tells her professor that she has been sexually assaulted, the professor wouldn’t have to help her at all.
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Betsy DeVos Unveils Proposal to Make It Harder for Students Defrauded by Predatory Schools to Get Loan Relief

Betsy DeVos Unveils Proposal to Make It Harder for Students Defrauded by Predatory Schools to Get Loan Relief
Plan slammed as looking "more like a roadmap for institutions seeking to abuse students and avoid accountability and transparency rather than a plan to protect students and taxpayers."
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Jeff Bryant: Will Teacher Uprisings Change Democrats?

Jeff Bryant: Will Teacher Uprisings Change Democrats?
In Kentucky, a first-time candidate, math teacher R. Travis Brenda, knocked off the state’s House Republican Majority Leader Jonathan Shell.
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DeVos 'Corruption Racket' Continues as Education Dept Shuts Down Probes Into Predatory Colleges

DeVos 'Corruption Racket' Continues as Education Dept Shuts Down Probes Into Predatory Colleges
"The U.S. Department of Education sells out to the for-profit college industry."
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Is Betsy DeVos About To Pump Up The School-To-Prison Pipeline?

Is Betsy DeVos About To Pump Up The School-To-Prison Pipeline?
DeVos and her department seem intent on undermining the Obama protections put into place
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Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability from College Accreditors

Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability from College Accreditors
The U.S. Department of Education announced new transparency measures for college accreditors today, encouraging the organizations to focus more on student outcomes such as graduation rates. As part of a series of legislative recommendations, the agency also called on Congress to give it the power to set standards for how accreditors measure student achievement.
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Ties Bind Conservative School Board's Anti-Union Attacks

Ties Bind Conservative School Board's Anti-Union Attacks
The most recent battle in the conservative attack on teachers’ unions erupted in Loveland’s Thompson School District. The fight comes in the wake of similar — and perhaps politically connected — squabbles in Jefferson County and Douglas County where conservative board members have tried to bulldoze the unions — and in JeffCo may get recalled instead.
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E4E Series Intro: A Letter to Minnesota's Students of Color

E4E Series Intro: A Letter to Minnesota's Students of Color
Editor’s Note: This begins an on-going series featuring the proactive work Educators for Excellence (E4E) is doing in several regions throughout the country, enabling and empowering educators as they seek to impact substantial legislative progress in the service of a better education sector.
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