Nearly 2,500 charter schools have been forced to shutter in recent years. Some of these received federal grant money without even opening.
This year, ALEC has continued to wreak havoc in states across the country despite an exodus of high-profile corporate members, including BP, Google, and several high-tech firms.
On the same day that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced his run for president, the Wisconsin GOP wants to bury his record and gut Wisconsin's open records law.
Bernie Sanders packs them in at the largest political rally in the 2016 run for the White House so far.
A legitimate bipartisan effort to enforce Wisconsin's long-standing campaign finance laws has been contorted beyond recognition into a "partisan witch hunt" by a well-funded legal and media campaign.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded Colorado $46 million under the Charter Schools Program partly because charters can fire teachers at will, documents show.
Scott Walker is taking heat for claiming that supporting equal pay for women "pit[s] one group of Americans versus another." In Jamelle Bouie's view, "If any candidate could run a rigid campaign of polarization—aimed at winning as many white voters as possible—it’s Walker."
At a time when other states are reinvesting in public education, Wisconsin continues to slash and burn. The Wisconsin Budget Project says that the state is now spending $1,014 less per public school student than it did in 2008 and more funds are slated to be siphoned off as Governor Scott Walker's budget proposes an unprecedented voucher expansion...
As Congress stands poised to increase the funding for charter schools, CMD has uncovered that there are federal investigations underway into closed schools and suspected waste and mismanagement.
When the choice came down to stopping more job-killing trade agreements or putting a bit of change aside for displaced workers, Democrats took a stand.