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The Slow and Fast Assault on Public Education

By: HENRY A. GIROUX Since Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, there have been few occasions to feel hopeful about politics. But now we are witnessing a proliferation of causes for hope, as brave students from Parkland, Florida, and equally courageous teachers throughout the United States lead movements of mass demonstrations, walkouts, and strikes. The United […]

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EEUU: Could protest curb school violence? Lessons from the opt-out movement

Por: theconversation.com/27-06-2018 In the wake of the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting, former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan voiced support for a school boycott. The boycott – which Duncan has said could take place in September – would involve keeping kids out of school until changes are made to the nation’s gun laws to make America’s […]

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The Difference Between Roads And Education: The Human Mind

By: forbes.com/Neal McCluskey / 06-06-2018 Should people be able to take government funding for their own private parks, roads or police? It’s a rhetorical question frequently used against policies such as vouchers that enable people to choose private schools rather than have their tax dollars go only to public institutions. The answer opponents are typically […]

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United States: Another Voice: Opt-out movement offers a vision for public education

United States/March 31, 2018/By: Chris Cerrone/Buffalonews Resumen: Otra voz: el movimiento de exclusión ofrece una visión para la educación pública. Six years ago, my family began a journey to take a stand for our children’s education. We were among handful of parents across New York State to publicly announce that our children would “opt-out” of (boycott) the […]

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United States: DeVos gets cold shoulder from White House after interviews

United States / March 18, 2018 / Author: MARIA DANILOVA / Source: WFTV Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got a less than ringing endorsement from the White House on Monday after a pair of uncomfortable television interviews raised questions about her commitment to help underperforming schools and support for President Donald Trump’s proposal to curb school violence. Less than a […]

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Schools as Punishing Factories: The Handcuffing of Public Education

By: Dr. Henry Giroux The Nobel Prize-winning author Ngugi wa Thiong’o has insisted rightfully that “Children are the future of any society,” adding, “If you want to maim the future of any society, you simply maim the children.” (1) As we move into the second Gilded Age, young people are viewed more as a threat than […]

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Estados Unidos: Poneer pride, Stillwater Public Schools provides many resources to those with learning difficulties Melisa Kifer 11 hrs ago

United States, February 24, 2018 /Author: Melisa Kifer/stwnewspress Resumen: La ley federal conocida como la Ley de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA, por sus siglas en inglés) brinda a los estudiantes con discapacidades el derecho a ser evaluados y recibir un Plan de Educación Individual (IEP) diseñado para satisfacer sus necesidades únicas. Actualmente, más de […]

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