Charters and heavy testing hurt our schools

By Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. NNPA Contributor Across the country, parents have been in revolt against high-stakes standardized testing, with kids tested over and over again while creativity is cut out of classroom curricula. Parents — particularly in targeted urban schools from Chicago to Boston Read More


Philly Coming to Grips with Mass School Closings

[Philadelphia Tribune] When ninth-grader Zach Kaufmann found out his school was one of 27 targeted for closure in Philadelphia, he fought back. He joined a youth activist group, attended numerous community gatherings and even addressed district leaders at a public meeting. But his passion for Read More