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Markets, Equity & School Choice Taken On by Hazen Foundation

Ever since the “Philamplify” debate on the pros and cons of school privatization, drawing on the review of the Walton Family Foundation issued by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, there has been a lot of controversy over where progressive philanthropy really stands on charter schools and school vouchers, two of the core tenets of Read more…

A Step Toward Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline

For years, the school-to-prison pipeline has afflicted communities of color in New York. From a young age, students begin to be treated like criminals within the confines of their own schools by Christine Rodriguez, Aug 17, 2015 Gotham Gazette http://gothamgazette.com/index.php/opinion/5852-a-step-toward-ending-the-school-to-prison-pipeline

Dozens of Students Protest Plan to Close Kensington Urban school

Angry over a plan to close a small city high school, several dozen students said Thursday that they would fight to keep Kensington Urban Education Academy open. “As students, parents, and community members, we have been shut out of this process,” Essence Whiting, a Kensington Urban student and member of the student organizing group Youth Read more…

High School Students Across the Country Are Fighting for Their Rights

By Rebecca Nathanson source: Rolling Stone Parents, teachers and politicians have long dominated discussions around public education, but students themselves have recently begun playing a key role, asserting that they have the largest stake in these debates. In 1995, Philadelphia students who felt they weren’t receiving an adequate education due to a lack of funding Read more…