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Education Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Education

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  • The Senate appeared set to give easy approval to Education Secretary-nominee Rod Paige yesterday as Paige won the support of both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee.
    Jan 11, 2001 | Story
  • As children around the country head back to school, there are growing concerns that their classrooms may now be laboratories for corporate backed market research. With ATM and Coca-Cola machines in the hall ways, text books using products like Gatorade, Sega and Nike to teach kids how to add and free computers in the classroom courtesy of companies like Microsoft or Toshiba, it seems that even in school there is no escaping the corporate...
    Sep 18, 2000 | Story
  • This week, the Justice Department and six major foundations released a report that concluded at every step of the juvenile justice system, Black and Latino youths are treated more severely than white teenagers charged with comparable crimes. The report, called "And Justice for Some," found that youth of color are more likely than their counterparts to be arrested, held in jail, sent to juvenile or adult court for trial, and convicted...
    Apr 28, 2000 | Story
  • This week, members of the University of California’s regents called for a review of the Scholastic Aptitude Test. They are concerned that too many white affluent students are gaining an unfair advantage on the exam. [includes rush transcript]
    Jan 21, 2000 | Story
  • How much influence do corporations have in schools? Krystle Newquist will be entering ninth grade in a few weeks. But earlier this year, she was kicked off her little league team for refusing to wear the logo of the team’s sponsor — a tavern called "The Carousel." Krystle’s grandfather had suffered from alcoholism and cirrhosis of the liver.
    Aug 19, 1998 | Story
  • During this past school year, the American public was riveted by the images: small town and suburban schools taped off by police-lines, paramedics rushing to wheel tiny bodies away on gurneys and kids being carted off in hand-cuffs. As the national media poured into Pearl, Mississippi; West Paducah, Kentucky; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Edinboro, Pennsylvania; and Springfield, Oregon; — the magnified coverage of these highly unusual crime...
    Jul 29, 1998 | Story
  • Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that taxpayer money can be used to send Milwaukee students to private schools. Milwaukee will now operate under a system where up to 15,000 students will be eligible for vouchers to attend private schools. This means that nearly $70 million will be siphoned away from Milwaukee’s already ailing public school system and put into private institutions.
    Jun 16, 1998 | Story
  • Berkeley High School in California’s Bay Area is the latest school to be swept headlong into the national debate over the role of advertising in public schools.
    Mar 20, 1998 | Story
  • As kids head back to school around the country, parents, teachers and business people are watching closely. Today Democracy Now! takes a look at the school reform movement, charter schools and why Wall Street sees the potential for a profitable global industry.
    Sep 05, 1997 | Story
  • A little while ago, Democracy Now! went to a conference on race and education sponsored by the Public Education Network, a group that supports community based organizations in uniting and engaging their communities in building systems of public schools that result in high achievement for every child. The whole idea is that these community based groups are the best mechanism for creating broad support for public education and that public...
    Feb 03, 1997 | Story