North American Education Issues
By Tom Eley, July 25, 2009
President Obama announced an education funding program Friday that would award money only to states that encourage charter schools and agree to allow merit pay for teachers based on students’ test r...
By Walter Gilberti, July 25, 2009
2,600 Detroit Public School teachers, counselors and administrators from nearly 50 schools have been forced to reapply for their jobs at the schools where they teach.
By our reporters, June 27, 2009
The $1.6 billion in cuts to the LA school budget will further devastate a school system already reeling from layoffs and program cuts.
Another front in the attack on education
By Emanuele Saccarelli, June 9, 2009
In an opinion column published in the New York Times, Professor Mark C. Taylor, chairman of the religion department at Columbia University, takes as his point of departure a series of real problems th...
By our reporters, June 6, 2009
Students, parents and community members urged Robert Bobb, the emergency financial manager of the Detroit Public Schools, to reverse the decision to remove the principal at Western International High ...
900 jobs to be eliminated, 50 schools closed
By Joe Kishore, May 21, 2009
The WSWS spoke to students demonstrating against the firing of their principals at two Detroit high schools this week, as the school district prepares mass teacher layoffs and school closures.
By Kevin Martinez, May 18, 2009
Under the cover of a “special investigation” into incompetence and wrongdoing in the classroom, the Los Angeles Times has launched a vicious attack on school teachers in the public education syste...
By D. Lencho, May 9, 2009
The Los Angeles Unified School District voted last month to eliminate 5,400 teaching positions in public schools. In the face of this massive attack, the union is calling for a one day “work stoppag...
By Jeff Lassahn, November 24, 2008
Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee is the highest paid public university president, hauling in more than $1.3 million last year in salary. Twelve more public university presidents take in m...
By Margaret Rees, August 22, 2000
Standardized testing of great numbers of students has become a global industry with huge financial stakes and its own vested interest in expansion. Computerisation has given testing corporations the c...
May 15, 2000
A Philadelphia public school teacher
End of remedial courses at four-year colleges
By Fred Mazelis, December 7, 1999
The exclusion of thousands of students who fail to pass college placement tests will officially begin at the City University of New York in January, following approval by the State Board of Regents of...