Most Recent from YES! Magazine
Proponent of Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind Law: “I Was Wrong”
by Scott Nineposted Mar 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 Brooksposted Mar 14, 2014
- Parents, students, and teachers all over the country have joined the revolt to liberate our kids from a test-obsessed education system.
Video: Can Co-Ops Curb Poverty In New York City?
by Laura Flandersposted Mar 14, 2014
- Of the many businesses in New York, only 23 are worker co-ops. But those that exist have a strong record of raising wages and reducing poverty, especially in low-income communities like city councilmember Maria del Carmen Arroyo's South Bronx district.
W. Virginia's Grassroots Response to Water Crisis: A Movement in the Making?
by Dana Kuhnlineposted Mar 13, 2014
- Community responses to the Elk River chemical spill draw on West Virginia's long, proud history of grassroots work for environmental and economic justice.
Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Dance to Pharrell Williams—and They Are Incredible
posted 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.
People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Mar 12, 2014
- If the governments of Costa Rica and El Salvador can resist the mining industry, maybe we all can.
Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains
by Molly Ruskposted Mar 11, 2014
- Beyond the dangers of derailment and explosions, Seattleites are worried about oil-by-rail shipping's effect on the climate. Here's what they did about it.
A Happy Life or a Meaningful One—Do We Really Need to Choose?
by Jill Suttie, Jason Marshposted Mar 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 Schloredtposted Mar 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.
Jon Stewart on the "Insanity" of Buying Seafood with Food Stamps
posted Mar 06, 2014
- What do right-wing TV anchors think low-income people should eat? Not salmon, apparently.
This Is What Happened When Scholastic Tried to Bring Pro-Coal Propaganda to School
by Bill Bigelowposted Mar 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 Finkeposted Mar 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.
Meet the Ambassadors from Canada's Indigenous Fossil Fuel Resistance
by Kristin Moeposted Mar 05, 2014
- In 1885, a revolutionary leader wrote, "My people will sleep for one hundred years" and then wake up. In the "genocidal" wilderness of Canada's tar sands, that renaissance has begun.
Infographic: The Math Error Behind 30 Years of Education Policy
by Doug Pibelposted Mar 05, 2014
- An influential study's failure to consider factors like poverty, race, and immigration concealed the fact that scores were improving.
The Radical Homemaker Turns 40
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 04, 2014
- I've learned to embrace the dreams I most deeply desire, but also the burdens that so often work against them.