Tennessee Tied Teachers' Jobs to Standardized Test Scores. Here's How They Pushed Back—And Won.
by Molly Ruskposted May 30, 2014
- The teachers found their careers at risk when an erratic statistical tool became a key measure of their success.
Norway's Military Does "Meatless Mondays" for the Climate
by Liz Pleasantposted May 23, 2014
- Signs of change are appearing in the United States military as well.
That Book About Inequality That's Sold Out of Bookstores? Here's What It Means for 2016
by John Fefferposted May 22, 2014
- The popularity of a new book by French economist Thomas Piketty should be a wake-up call for politicians. If inequality sells in the stores, it will sell at the polls as well.
The Surface Areas of Russia and Pluto Are Extremely Similar
by Christine St. Pierre, Kali Swensonposted May 21, 2014
- And 25 other facts you should probably know.
Katie Couric Investigates America's Corporate Sugar Pushers in "Fed Up"
by Erin Sagenposted May 21, 2014
- Food can no longer be dismissed as niche news. It’s universal, vital, and urgent—and this film drives that point home.
Can We Keep the Internet Free?
by Candace Clementposted May 14, 2014
- The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
Tennessee Teachers Score in Fight for Fair Evaluations
by Molly Ruskposted May 01, 2014
- A new law will end the practice of evaluating teachers based on their students' standardized test scores.
How Better Health Care for the Poor Makes a Stronger Economy for All
by Imara Jonesposted Apr 07, 2014
- By keeping workers healthy, the Affordable Care Act will help the working poor achieve greater financial stability—and will probably boost the economy as well.
The “Twilight” Manifesto: What Pop Culture Gets Wrong—and Right—About Masculinity
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Mar 21, 2014
- Blockbuster series like Twilight have left their mark on a generation of girls, but what message are they sending boys? Here are a few to look out for.
How a Library with No Books Could Change the Way We Read (And Bring Us Closer Together)
by Roman Krznaricposted Jan 31, 2014
- The Empathy Library is a new digital archive where people can point to the books, movies, and other media that help us learn to understand one another.
Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 15, 2013
- Why the fight for biodiversity is about protecting life itself.
Artist's Dollar-Bill Collages Question the Meaning of Money
by YES! online staffposted Nov 15, 2013
- "Anarchists are certain I'm an anarchist because I cut up a favorite tool of the oppressor," artist Mark Wagner says. "Capitalists think I'm a capitalist because I revel in it."
Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It
by Erin Sagenposted Nov 08, 2013
- Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
Hey, NY Times, Want Fairness in Pacific Trade Deal? Then Advocates Must Get Seat at the Table
by James Trimarcoposted Nov 08, 2013
- A recent editorial in the The New York Times argued that the Trans Pacific Partnership should strengthen environmental and labor regulations. But that won't happen unless we change the process.
Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost
by Erin Sagenposted Nov 06, 2013
- As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.