Teachers in Washington State will be taking on gender in their sexual education classes, over outcry from conservatives.
Many communities in the United States are closing their schools, though for different reasons, all of which are pushing towards consolidation, packing more students into a smaller space. Officials justify this on the grounds that funds can be used more efficiently this way, potentially increasing the offerings available at a given school, but not everyone—parents, […]
Activists and advocates concerned with race and environmental justice issues have developed the term “environmental racism” to describe the specific and pernicious social phenomenon of placing communities of colour in danger from pollution. Studies illustrate a strong colocational relationship between low-income communities of colour and polluting industries, developments on polluted land, dumps, and other facilities […]
Across the United States, cities are closing schools left and right to fix budget shortfalls. In and of itself, this is an absolutely terrible idea. Those students don’t simply vanish into the ether, and need to be placed in new schools, which results in crowding and pressure on the schools left open, potentially long travel […]
Being a teacher right now is tough work. Your funding is being cut, your classroom sizes are going up, the bureaucracy is breathing down your back, the general public hates you because you’re a public employee, and you’re being reminded at every turn that you, personally, are what’s wrong with the youth in this country […]
Battles over education policy are raging across the US this year, part of a long and explosive buildup that’s created acrimonious relationships between teachers, administrators, parents, children, policymakers, and others involved in the process of education. One of the things that the debate has highlighted is a deep sense of conflict in the United States […]