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'We Need Fewer Guns in Schools, Not More': Teachers Reject GOP Call for Armed Educators

"Teachers should be teaching, not acting as armed security guards," the president of a leading teachers' union asserted in the wake of the Robb Elementary School massacre in Texas.

Brett Wilkins ·

'We Refuse to Go On Like This': US Students Walk Out to Demand Gun Control

"We are walking out because we refuse to accept a country where gunfire can ring out at any moment," said student organizers in California.

Julia Conley ·

Letter to My Student Teachers on a Day of Yet Another School Mass Shooting in America

While some will call for greater discipline, more resource officers, and paying for "threat assessments," I will call for love and uplift you, the teachers in public pre-k-12 schools.

Lisa Arrastia ·

Florida Student's Graduation Speech About Curly Hair Highlights Cruelty of 'Don't Say Gay' Law

Having to use a euphemism to discuss his identity "was a really dehumanizing decision," said Zander Moricz. "I just had to be clever about it—but I shouldn't have had to be."

Jessica Corbett ·

The Buffalo Massacre, Banning Books, and Systemic Racism

A vocal minority in our country are demanding not gun bans but book bans, trying to suppress the teaching of our country's deep-seated, systemic racism.

Amy Goodman ·

$1,896,944,109,232: Time to Hit Reset on Student Debt. All of It.

In the richest country in the history of the world, it is absurd, to say the least, that we have sentenced an entire generation to a lifetime of debt simply for doing what was expected of them — getting a college education.

Bernie Sanders ·

With Roe on the Ropes, Students Stage Nationwide Walkouts

"People might look at us like we're young, but I genuinely feel like we can make the most change," said one Maine high school student. "Most of us are voting next year or this year."

Brett Wilkins ·

Texas GOP Governor Considers Challenging 1982 Ruling Requiring Free Public Education

The leaked opinion showing the Supreme Court's right-wing majority is prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade "is an invitation to all manner of challenges to deeply rooted precedents," said one critic.

Julia Conley ·

Khanna Shares Personal Struggle in Call for Biden to Cancel Student Debt

"If Democrats want to regain the trust of people across the country," the California progressive writes, "we need to deliver on the things that materially improve people's lives."

Brett Wilkins ·

A Failing and Floundering School System While the US Pumps the Pentagon With Funding

A pandemic year of hope, trauma, and tragedy—up close and personal.

Frida Berrigan ·

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