Education News

School Vouchers – An Enduring Racist Practice

By Amanda Menas When listening to the rhetoric from the Trump administration, a single vision for our schools is presented: privatization. For the past four years, Trump and his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have touted ineffective and harmful voucher schemes, and attacked educators and educator unions, only putting more strain on our students. DeVos,


GOP refuses to let the people decide Justice Ginsburg’s successor

The day after Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state in the U.S. Capitol—the first woman and first Jewish American ever to be accorded that honor—President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill her seat on the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made it clear that he plans to confirm the nominee


Funding bill passed by House includes $8 billion in nutrition aid

By a vote of 359-57, the House passed a continuing resolution (CR)—stopgap funding bill—to keep the federal government running through Dec. 11. The measure includes nearly $8 billion in nutrition aid to help keep schoolchildren and families from going hungry. The CR must be approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump by Sept.


Senate majority blocks COVID-19 relief as death toll surpasses 200,000

The unprecedented rush to confirm the next Supreme Court justice has revealed a terrible truth about priorities: For the GOP’s Senate majority, reopening our schools safely and alleviating suffering from COVID-19—physical and financial—do not merit action while filling the vacancy on the Court does. Ironically, the push to install Justice Ginsburg’s successor began just as