Betsy DeVos Believes 'School Choice' Includes Schools Choosing to Report Undocumented Students to ICE

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a woman who supports arming teachers with guns and stripping protections for victims of sexual assault, also believes that schools should be able to decide whether or not to report undocumented students to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This is what the Trump administration means…

Chicago Will Withhold High School Diplomas Unless Students Have a Job, College, or Military Plans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made Chicago Public Schools the first big-city system to require a job, a college acceptance letter, gap-year program enrollment or enlistment in the military as a condition of graduating from high school. Aside from the obvious issues with the school system potentially withholding a diploma…

'Underpaid, Underappreciated': Teachers Whose Schools Shut Down For the Women's Strike Respond to Criticism

As part of the women’s strike on Wednesday, public schools in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina and in Alexandria, Virginia opted to shut down for the day. School officials made the call after hundreds of faculty members requested leaves for what was otherwise known as “A Day Without a Woman.” The strike urged…

Wisconsin School Receives Federal Funding, Discourages 'Sinful' Gay and Trans Students From Enrolling 

A Lutheran school in Baraboo, Wisconsin gets federal funding for things like its free lunch and transportation programs. It also says it has the right to discipline and expel students who are gay or transgender. The school’s principal admitted in a letter to parents that he can’t outright refuse admission to students…