public schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Just Banned Press From Political Event

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Just Banned Press From Political Event

Donald Trump’s infamous Secretary of Mis-Education Betsy DeVos has taken a page from her boss’s playbook and in choosing to avoid the press at any cost. During an upcoming speech titled “Preparing the Workforce of the Future,” at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, DeVos has reportedly requested that the press not be allowed to cover her […]

A HUGE School District In A Deep Red State Just Said F*ck You To Trump’s Deportation Plans (VIDEO)

A HUGE School District In A Deep Red State Just Said F*ck You To Trump’s Deportation Plans (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have sparked outrage from an unlikely source – Texas. This week, The Dallas Independent School District passed a resolution stating that its schools would be “welcoming and protective” of all students, regardless of their immigration status. The message was said to be a response to the fear expressed by many […]

PROOF That Dangerous School Vouchers Truly Suck (VIDEO)

PROOF That Dangerous School Vouchers Truly Suck (VIDEO)

President Trump and his utterly unqualified Secretary of Education are both huge supporters of school vouchers. Like other voucher fans, Betsy DeVos believes that by providing financial support to families, the government is giving them more choice about their children’s educations. But a new report in USNews shows that it’s actually those who oppose school vouchers, […]

NC Residents Rejoice As Pat McCrory Gives Up His Position As Public Bathroom Monitor

NC Residents Rejoice As Pat McCrory Gives Up His Position As Public Bathroom Monitor

Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s days of [metaphorically] peeking over public toilet partitions are over. Today, nearly a month after he lost the election, the notorious homophobe finally conceded. McCrory is the genius behind North Carolina’s famous “bathroom bill” HB2. The bill stated that transgender persons must use the public restroom that corresponds with […]

RWNJ Claims He Has A Contract To Write ‘God-Centered’ Textbooks For Public Schools (VIDEO)

RWNJ Claims He Has A Contract To Write ‘God-Centered’ Textbooks For Public Schools (VIDEO)

David Barton, the evangelical activist and historian, claims he has been contracted to write a very God-centric government textbook to be used in classrooms. They meet Texas’ criteria to distribute them to the state’s public schools. This textbook will say that the Founding Fathers used the Bible as a “blueprint” for our Constitution. This is […]

WATCH: That One Time Donald Trump Visited A Public School — FIASCO

WATCH: That One Time Donald Trump Visited A Public School — FIASCO

The Huffington Post is reporting on yet another story in which Donald Trump proved himself to be a bloviating buffoon. This time it was in front of a group of innocent children, who saw right through his shallow self-promotion. Back in 1997 a group called Public Education Needs Civic Involvement (PENCIL) invited Donald Trump to […]

Freedom From Religion Foundation Warns Public Schools Against Ark Encounter Trips

Freedom From Religion Foundation Warns Public Schools Against Ark Encounter Trips

Idiot Creationist, and RWNJ Ken Ham has built a ridiculous “museum” in Kentucky. It is a supposedly life-size version of Noah’s Ark from the Bible stories. Ham is a young Earth creationist (he thinks the Earth is less than 6,000 years old). Now, the Ark is open and it is causing a lot of controversies. […]

Jerk Steals Millions From Detroit Public Schools, Lives In Mansion

Jerk Steals Millions From Detroit Public Schools, Lives In Mansion

It is commonly known that public schools are underfunded. The situation in Detroit are so extreme that teachers have resorted to sickouts as a form of protest. The schools are unsafe. There’s broken flooring and moldy food. Conditions really are deplorable. Which is why it makes me so angry that someone would steal millions from an […]

Detroit Parents And Students Voice Solidarity To DPS Sick-Outs While State Criminalizes Dissent

Detroit Parents And Students Voice Solidarity To DPS Sick-Outs While State Criminalizes Dissent

As legislation in Michigan attempting to criminalize teacher sick-outs creeps ever closer to passing in response to the direct action taken up by Detroit Public School (DPS) teachers standing up against the decrepit state of the city’s public schools, students and parents from the district are speaking out in support of the teachers’ actions. DPS […]

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley’s ‘Sick Of Sick-Outs’ 101

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley’s ‘Sick Of Sick-Outs’ 101

Sick of sick-outs? Take it from Detroit Public Schools (DHS) Emergency Manager Darnell Earley and get yourself a snitch sheet so those you lord over can report their co-workers to you. That’s what Earley’s begun implementing at DHS in order to quash the sick-outs teachers have been waging on the regular in order to draw […]

Listen To Cruz Campaign Official Call For Fundie Takeover Of Public Schools (WITH AUDIO)

Listen To Cruz Campaign Official Call For Fundie Takeover Of Public Schools (WITH AUDIO)

It’s been amply established that when the religious right claims that it only wants a place at the table for social conservatives, it’s blatantly lying. We got more proof of this from none other than the Virginia state co-chairwoman of the Ted Cruz campaign. She was recently caught on tape calling for a religious right […]

Florida Student Files Suit Against Public Schools For Their Refusal To Teach Evolution

Florida Student Files Suit Against Public Schools For Their Refusal To Teach Evolution

An 11-year-old student in Boca Raton, Florida, has filed suit against the Palm Beach school board because public schools in the district refuse to teach evolution as part of the curriculum. Brandon Silver, along with his attorney dad, Barry Silver, filed the 18-page lawsuit late last month. Barry Silver told a local TV station: “It’s such […]

Idaho GOP Pushing Bill To Make The Bible A Reference Book In Public Schools

Idaho GOP Pushing Bill To Make The Bible A Reference Book In Public Schools

The Idaho Republican Party has decided it would be a great idea to mandate that the Bible become a reference book in public school classes which teach science or law. Here we go again. The Idaho GOP has issued a set of proposed resolutions which are bundled under the title,??A Resolution Supporting Bible Use in […]

If We Value Our Children’s Futures, We Should Value Our Public School Teachers

If We Value Our Children’s Futures, We Should Value Our Public School Teachers

To judge a society, look at what it values. We value our kids and their futures. The education system isn’t perfect ? if you want perfection, take up religion ? but we send them off to school because we love them and want them to have a better life than we had. In turn, we […]

Teachers Turn To Crowdfunding To Deal With Budget Cuts

Teachers Turn To Crowdfunding To Deal With Budget Cuts

Public education is often fraught with economic woes, and many revolve around budget cuts. These cuts make it harder for teachers and administrators to purchase classroom supplies. Teachers who work within the New York City Department of Education get allocations for classroom spending, known as “Teacher’s Choice,” based on the number of courses they teach, […]

WA School Forcing Elementary Students To Pay For Toilet Use

WA School Forcing Elementary Students To Pay For Toilet Use

Mill Plain Elementary, a public school in Vancouver, Washington, is making headlines this week due to?an unorthodox classroom policy that resulted in two 9-year-old students wetting themselves during class because they couldn’t use the toilet without paying. This preventable incident was caused by an unnamed?third-grade teacher, who designed a controversial classroom-management system that utilizes monopoly?currency. […]

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