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Bad Day for DeSantis as 'Stop WOKE Act' Hit With Injunction, Lawsuit

"If Florida truly believes we live in a post-racial society, then let it make its case," a federal judge wrote in blocking part of the controversial law. "But it cannot win the argument by muzzling its opponents."

Brett Wilkins ·

Recommitting to the Joyful and Humanity-Centered Classroom

Joy is not an escape from the hard realities of our world, but a dive into them.

Rethinking Schools Editorial ·

Two Weeks Before Payments Resume, Progressives Tell Biden 'Time to Cancel Student Debt'

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said that "we're having conversations daily with the White House and borrowers will know directly and soon from us when a decision is made."

Jessica Corbett ·

GOP Censorship Crusade Leads to 250% Spike in 'Educational Gag Order' Proposals

"This report confirms a grim reality: some elected leaders are marching schools backward, and trampling on students' free expression in the process."

Jake Johnson ·

'A Great Day to Cancel Student Debt': Clock Ticking on Key Biden Promise

"There are people who will not vote in the midterms if it isn't canceled," warned Nina Turner, who noted that 40% of Black voters say they'll consider not voting if the president does not act.

Brett Wilkins ·

The Danger of Empathy

This inner transformation is never allowed to happen in some of our schools today, where teaching the history of the Black race in America is decried by White supremacists and those politicians who share their views.

Frank Breslin ·

Rejecting 'Business as Usual' While Planet Burns, Students Vow to Occupy Schools Worldwide

"We can't keep pretending everything is all right, studying as if the planet wasn't on fire."

Julia Conley ·

Voters Agree: Fossil Fuel Funding in Climate Research Is a Massive Conflict of Interest

Fossil fuel companies have been quietly leveraging their wealth to manipulate climate research.

Celina Scott-Buechler ·

Making US Schools 'Harder Targets' Is Not the Answer

Hardening schools and arming teachers is the wrong approach.

William Astore ·

Supreme Court Takes 'Wrecking Ball' to Separation of Church and State With Prayer Ruling

After decades of affirming that prayers led by school officials are unconstitutional, said Justice Sonia Sotomayor, "the court now charts a different path."

Julia Conley ·

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