Proponent of Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind Law: “I Was Wrong”
by Scott NineMar 14, 2014
- In her new book, Diane Ravitch—one of the leading thinkers behind the controversial Bush-era law—explores how the faulty logic of high-stakes testing, charter school expansion, and privatization hinders education.
These Seattle Teachers Boycotted Standardized Testing—and Sparked a Nationwide Movement
by Diane BrooksMar 14, 2014
- Parents, students, and teachers all over the country have joined the revolt to liberate our kids from a test-obsessed education system.
Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Dance to Pharrell Williams—and They Are Incredible
Mar 13, 2014
- Want to see a different side of Tacloban City's destruction? These survivors’ moves will change how you think about resilience after chaos.
A Happy Life or a Meaningful One—Do We Really Need to Choose?
by Jill Suttie, Jason MarshMar 11, 2014
- Researchers continue to debate whether people face a genuine trade-off between seeking a happy life and a meaningful one.
John Lewis’ Moving Graphic Novel Brings the Civil Rights Struggle to a New Generation
by Valerie SchloredtMar 06, 2014
- In the tradition of “Maus” and “Persepolis,” “March” tells the story of young African Americans who, like its author, rose up from the Jim Crow South to assert their human rights.
This Is What Happened When Scholastic Tried to Bring Pro-Coal Propaganda to School
by Bill BigelowMar 06, 2014
- “The United States of Energy” was a colorful series of lessons on the advantages of coal, aimed at 4th-graders—and sponsored by Big Coal. Here’s how educators and activists worked together to get it out of classrooms.
Teenage Defender of First Nations Rights Becomes Literal Superhero
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMar 05, 2014
- Shannen Koostachin, a teenage activist who died before ever seeing the results of her work, has inspired a new hero in the DC Universe.
The Radical Homemaker Turns 40
by Shannon HayesMar 04, 2014
- I've learned to embrace the dreams I most deeply desire, but also the burdens that so often work against them.
West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects
by Erin L. McCoyFeb 26, 2014
- Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.
From Trayvon Martin to Jordan Davis: Can Art Provide Justice When Courts Fail?
by Carla MurphyFeb 21, 2014
- "Having not been a judge or a witness who could've helped communicate what Michael Dunn did, my art is the only way I can give Jordan Davis justice."
Meet the New Rebels Taking Back Our Public Schools
by Sarah van GelderFeb 21, 2014
- For decades the myth of failing public schools justified industrial-scale testing and a privatization agenda. Now radical educators are bursting the bubble test, getting culturally relevant, and restoring justice to the classroom.
Discipline With Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment
by Fania DavisFeb 19, 2014
- As executive director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, Fania Davis sees programs like hers as part of the way to end the school-to-prison pipeline.
My Year Without Porn: Some Surprising Lessons
by Dan MahleFeb 19, 2014
- Since I quit watching porn a year ago, I've become more present in the moment, more loving, and a better friend to the women in my life.
How the Fight Against Alabama's Anti-Immigrant Law Transformed a Community
by Levana SaxonFeb 17, 2014
- Gwendolyn Ferreti Manjarrez is an organizer with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice. Here, she speaks about the role of grassroots groups in the fight to roll back HB 56.
This Couple's Marriage Healed the Planet and Cost Just $3K—Here's How They Did It
by Linnea M. PatonFeb 13, 2014
- Four ways to have an equitable, earth-loving, and awesome wedding.