NOLA’s History Shows Us It Takes More Than Lawsuits to Fix Special Ed

Editor’s Note: Around the country, families and advocates have had to resort to class action lawsuits to push states and districts to do right by children with disabilities. In this essay, lawyer and advocate Jennifer Coco shows why it takes more than lawsuits to get children with...

It’s Easy to Be Negative, So Let’s Shift to Giving Thanks Instead

Living through a pandemic is rough. It’s an experience that we are all wanting to come to an end. It has caused businesses to shut their doors due to the lack of customers. Schools have had to close again due to rising COVID-19 cases in the community....

Teachers Who Can’t Engage Students Might Find Themselves Walking Out of the Classroom For Good

Here’s a dirty little secret about teachers that few people care to admit: Many teachers with poor classroom management aren’t strong instructionally. I would never assume that a teacher without control of their classroom simply cannot teach (although that is true for some). But in...

Let’s Be Honest About School Choice

School choice strawmen are a formidable army that thinking people have yet to defeat. Nevertheless, we must keep trying. As a reader who casually consumes education debate in mass media, I understand if you see school choice as a stealth scheme,...

Who Should Replace DeVos? Education Activists Pick Sonja Santelises, Geoffrey Canada, Howard Fuller and More.

The secretary of education is an appointed position, not decided by voters directly. But that doesn’t mean we should stay silent about who we think presidential administrations should appoint. If they’re partially in charge of our kids’ learning, we should have a say.So we put together a...