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Infographic: Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools Infographic: Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools
by YES! Editors
Where’s the big money in privatization? Take it from the teachers.
The Myth Behind Public School Failure The Myth Behind Public School Failure
by Dean Paton
In the rush to privatize the country’s schools, corporations and politicians have decimated school budgets, replaced teaching with standardized testing, and placed the blame on teachers and students.
Meet the New Rebels Taking Back Our Public Schools Meet the New Rebels Taking Back Our Public Schools
by Sarah van Gelder
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.
Tiny Houses for the Homeless: An Affordable Solution Catches On Tiny Houses for the Homeless: An Affordable Solution Catches On
by Erika Lundahl
A growing number of towns and cities have found a practical solution to homelessness through the construction of tiny-house villages—and housing officials are taking notice.
Keystone XL "At a Standstill" After Nebraska Ruling Keystone XL "At a Standstill" After Nebraska Ruling
by Kristin Moe
Local landowners and environmentalists who have long opposed the pipeline project are celebrating the decision.
Discipline With Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment Discipline With Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment
by Fania Davis
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 My Year Without Porn: Some Surprising Lessons
by Dan Mahle
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.
West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill
by Molly Rusk
Residents whose tap water was polluted are finding that rainwater is an affordable alternative.
New Video from Harry Potter Director Promotes Tax on Wall Street New Video from Harry Potter Director Promotes Tax on Wall Street
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
The video, set in 2024, shows European bankers looking back at the passage of a tax that brought "serious money to the fight against extreme poverty."
How the Fight Against Alabama's Anti-Immigrant Law Transformed a Community How the Fight Against Alabama's Anti-Immigrant Law Transformed a Community
by Levana Saxon
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.
My Love Affair with Breadfruit (And Other Stories from the Waiʻanae Youth Garden) My Love Affair with Breadfruit (And Other Stories from the Waiʻanae Youth Garden)
Tasia Yamamura is a FoodCorps service member on the beautiful Waiʻanae coast of Oahu, Hawai'i. To combat diabetes and heart disease, she is teaching young people how to grow and prepare real, healthy foods.
Curriculum & Resources: Food Literacy Quiz Curriculum & Resources: Food Literacy Quiz
From Nourish and Food Day, a quiz that tests how food literate you are. The 15 questions reveal facts about food and its relationship to the bigger food system, and the community-at-large.
Questions No One Knows the Answers To Questions No One Knows the Answers To
TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers.
Curriculum & Resources: Why Women's Stories Matter Curriculum & Resources: Why Women's Stories Matter
March is Women's History Month. In this New York Times Learning Network lesson plan, students examine their school curriculum and personal experiences on reading stories about and by women. Through this analysis, they will deepen their understanding of why women's stories matter.
Poster: What Healthy Diets Have in Common Poster: What Healthy Diets Have in Common
This colorful poster compares eight healthy diets—vegan, Mediterranean, ancestral, glycemic idex, anti-inflammatory, raw, traditional Asian, and Natl. Institutes of Health—and shares what they have in common(besides kale) and how they are different.
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