Category: Education

Why do corporations want our public schools?

April 2017

The destruction of our public school system in favor of privatized corporate run schools began long before Trump, under both Republican and Democratic …

Fighting the Dictatorship in Michigan

September 2016

The dismantling of democracy is wreaking havoc in Michigan. A corporate dictator law passed in 2011 authorizes the governor to dispatch Emergency Managers …

Emergency manager law dismantles democracy

June 2016

The dismantling of democracy is wreaking havoc in Michigan. A corporate dictator law passed in 2011 authorizes the governor to dispatch Emergency Managers …

Detroit teachers and parents join ‘sickout’

June 2016

When the “Emergency Manager” for Detroit Public Schools (DPS), Steven Rhodes, announced there were insufficient funds to continue paying teachers what they are …

“It’s Almost Like We Don’t Matter”

April 2016

“Why do they treat us this way?” asked one student. Oakland’s Laney College, called “The Flagship” of the Peralta Community College District, is a …

Academics are disposable members of working class

April 2016

On March 2, the Board of Trustees at John A. Logan Community College in Carterville, Illinois, voted to lay off 55 employees in an effort to resolve …

Chicago education: From economic battles to political confrontation

April 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has called for a “Day of Action” April 1, involving other unions statewide and some 35 community organizations …

The destruction of Detroit Schools and Emergency Management

April 2016

Dozens of Detroit teachers staged a “sick-out” protest in January 2016, to draw attention to the deplorable condition of the school buildings that …

Police with guns in high schools

December 2015

I am a high school student in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Even back in middle school, I have always been aware of police on my …

Cost of higher education contradicts its purpose

December 2015

College attendees have become history’s new proletariat—their famous hammers and sickles now traded for exorbitantly priced text books and greasy spatulas. …