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How the charter school movement threatens public education, disempowers parents and what we can do about it

Young people are supposed to love going to school—a place where educators who understand and support them nurture their full human development into caring, competent and responsible adults.

It’s time to arrest Michael Brown’s killer

It has been more than month since Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

#BeyondFerguson and America’s teachers

RANDI WEINGARTEN

End the culture of corruption!

It was our hope that in Tuesday’s primaries, the state senators in trouble—Thomas Libous, Malcolm Smith and John Sampson—would have their fates decided in the court of public opinion by voters. But in only one instance—Smith was defeated decisively by ...

No more Fergusons means no more partisan manipulation

Tears fill our eyes and make it hard to see, even though we feel more clear-eyed in the face of tragedy. I fear that the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City will ...

Obama ain’t a brotha to the youth of Ferguson

By almost any standards, President Barak Obama defies easy classification.

Why Mike Brown’s Mother is my Shero

Like many patriotic Americans, I am aching right now in the wake of the death of Mike Brown, the Ferguson, Mo., young man who was gunned down by police, and the ensuing unrest among community members seeking answers and the ...

Vote September 9

Right after Labor Day, New York moves ahead at full speed. The children go back to school, work kicks into high gear and the city prepares to vote in primaries that sometimes are actually the only real contests candidates will ...

Martin Luther King and the Ferguson rebellion

What would the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. say if he were alive today about the uprising, or shall we say rebellion, in Ferguson, Mo., in response to a white police officer killing an unarmed Black youth, Michael Brown?

A belligerent ISIS is not a US crisis

In the wake of the televised beheading of American journalist Tim Foley, there have been urgent calls in the media for an intensified U.S. military response to the Islamic State group (ISIS or ISIL) responsible for Foley’s gruesome murder and ...

Learning the lesson of Ferguson

Bertha Lewis and Zephyr Treachout give their view on what people can learn from the Michael Brown shooting.

Protecting customers’ civil rights

When stores open their doors to customers, they are inviting all members of the public to come in and spend their hard-earned money.

Who is speaking out for those the media has forgotten?

In the past few weeks, the mainstream media has been consumed with the tragic events that continue to unfold in Ferguson

Struggling is not a crime

Brooklyn City Council Member Robert Cornegy share's his thoughts about policing.

From Ferguson to Gaza: We charge genocide

Those standing up against police brutality and state repression in Ferguson, Mo., are leading one of the most important human rights struggles of our time.

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