Unionized Public Schools Do a Better Job

BUT POVERTY TRUMPS TEACHERS EVERYWHERE by Marc Jampole from the Autumn 2017 issue of Jewish Currents   IN DEFINING what constitutes a leftist perspective on education, let’s rely on a number of foundational principles that have defined the American left for more than 150 years: The left favors unions; the left believes in public education; the […]

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Charter Schools and Budget Cuts

by Marc Jampole When it comes to education, it seems as if the right is more interested in ideological posturing than in actually helping to give children the knowledge and skills they need to live in the modern world, have rewarding careers, and achieve their version of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” as […]

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The Chicago Teachers' Strike

by Lillian Kass In 1987, during the last teacher strike in Chicago, I was 5 years old and just starting kindergarten in a Chicago Public School. I don’t remember a whole lot about the strike – other than having to go to school in July – but I do know that it was just one […]

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