United and Determined, Educators Strike a Blow Against For-Profit Charter Schools

By Tim Walker In his January 15 State of the State Address, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey seemed to acknowledge that his zealous pursuit of what he calls “choice and competition” in education was careening a little off course. “We know improvements can be made,” Ducey said. “More transparency, more accountability, and granting financial review and

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4 Things to Know About the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

By Tim Walker This week, the U.S. House of Representatives did something it hasn’t done in almost a generation: pass a federal gun safety law. On Wednesday, the full House passed, by a 240-190 vote, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), in the process taking a long overdue step in standing up to the

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These governors are making a difference for public education: Part 2

The 2018 elections were a game changer for public education in a number of states. On the heels of the historic #RedforEd educator walkouts last spring, voters seized the opportunity of the midterm elections and replaced a hearty handful of governors who pushed destructive policies with public education supporters. Those education governors are already making a difference by proposing