public education


Students with Disabilities Denied Education, Pushed Out of School

July 06, 2017 | Students with disabilities are routinely pushed out of schools and denied the right to an education. This demonstrates that equality in law is not equality in (...)

Francine Almash


New York Principal Persecuted for Speaking out Against Education Inequality and Discrimination

May 11, 2017 | In an alarming move, the NYC Department of Education (DoE) has recently launched an investigation against a public school principal for “communist activities” at her (...)

Ariane Fischer


A Marxist Critique of John Dewey: The Limits of Progressive Education

May 09, 2017 | John Dewey’s Progressive Education is the centerpiece of the field of educational studies, forming the basis for writers like Paulo Freire. However, Dewey does not see that modern teacher centered (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli


Who is to Blame for Betsy DeVos?

February 08, 2017 | On Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education. She is entirely unqualified and seeks to dismantle public education as we know it. Who is to blame for her (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli


Betsy DeVos: The Anti-Public School Secretary of Education

December 16, 2016 | Betsy DeVos is, without a doubt, the least qualified, most anti-public school person to ever be nominated as Secretary of Education. Never having worked in, attended or studied public schools, (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli


Family, Capitalism and School Choice in the Republican Platform

October 04, 2016 | In capitalist society, family is not just based on love and kinship, but rather on an economic necessity, as demonstrated by the Republican platform. Particularly, the discussion on school choice (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli


Teachers Occupy Radio and TV Stations in Chiapas

May 29, 2016 | There has been an ongoing teachers’ strike to fight against the recent education reform imposed by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The movement recently faced harsh repression and attempts by (...)

La Izquierda Diario Mexico


From Mexico to Italy, in Defense of Public Education

December 02, 2015 | In Italy, thousands have taken the streets in a general strike against the education reforms of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Those of us in the "Nuestra Clase" grouping in Mexico sympathize with (...)

Tania Vonki