Education in the US
By Matthew MacEgan, December 17, 2012
A list of the top ten earners in 2010 shows that each had a total income falling between $1.5 million and $3 million per year.
By Nick Barrickman, December 14, 2012
The US Department of Education announced that the Knowledge Is Power Program has been declared the winner of a grant from the Obama administration.
By Lauren Hughes, December 13, 2012
Oregon, student, student debt, Stafford loan
By Marcus Day, December 13, 2012
The new contract is part of an overall attack on public education throughout the state of Illinois and across the country.
By Ed Hightower, Nick Barrickman, December 8, 2012
At a public meeting held by school authorities, parents and teachers spoke out against the consolidation of the district and the shutting down of 20 schools.
By Trent Novak, Nick Barrickman, December 7, 2012
An examination of the personnel behind the charterization of the Washington, D.C. school system reveals private profit as the motive.
By Walter Gilberti, December 6, 2012
A meeting on state legislation aimed at further expanding charter and online education schemes drew a large crowd in Rochester, Michigan Monday.
By Steve Light, December 5, 2012
When New York City schools re-opened for their 1.1 million students and 100,000 staff a week after Hurricane Sandy hit, 57 of 1,700 school buildings in New York City remained closed due to damage and 29 due to lack of electricity.
University of Illinois graduate assistants:
Reject the sellout contract! Fight to defend the right to higher education and decent living standards!
By Socialist Equality Party, December 4, 2012
The SEP calls on graduate assistants to reject the concessions agreement the Graduate Employees Organization has reached with the University of Illinois administration.
By Ed Hightower, Nikolai Barrickman, November 30, 2012
Parents, students and teachers have reacted in anger to a plan to close 20 public schools in Washington, D.C.
By Marcus Day, November 29, 2012
Leaders of the Graduate Employees Union (GEO) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign signed a tentative agreement Tuesday containing major wage and health care concessions.
By Kristina Betinis, Jerry White, November 27, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Public Schools district (CPS) are moving ahead with plans to close as many as 120 public schools, and open up 60 new charter schools over the next few years. About 140 schools have been identified by the district as half-empty, and are expected to be the first targeted for closure. The closings would eliminate the jobs of thousands of teachers and school support staff.