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.
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.
This week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got tripped up by the truth.
In addition to unprecedented budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker struck "the search for truth" and the Wisconsin Idea from the university's mission statement in his executive budget bill unveiled last night.
The Mall of America's response to Black Lives Matter protests highlight important questions about free speech in an era of privatized public spaces.
Migrant mothers and their young children detained at the border are being denied an opportunity to be released on bond, because of 9/11.
The Supreme Court is poised to decide is Harris v. Quinn, "the most important labor law case the court has considered in decades."
There are always winners and losers in free trade. The winners are the one percent -- the wealthy at the top. The losers are the ninety-nine percent -- the rest of us. The latest free trade deal that is now being rushed by President Obama through Congress is known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Wisconsin workers are joining the "Fight for Fifteen" -- better wages for those at the bottom of the U.S. payscale. Three cities in Wisconsin were among 58 across the United States where thousands of low-wage fast-food workers walked off their jobs to demand a living wage, safe working conditions, and the right to unionize without being penalized. The coordinated actions on August 29 constituted the largest fast food strike in U.S. history.
On March 29, a diverse coalition of advocacy organizations, activists, and national leaders protested the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) paid promotion of deadly "Kill at Will" legislation written by the National Rifle Association (NRA). The attendees delivered a letter to ALEC headquarters at 1100 Vermont Ave, NW in Washington demanding that the group disclose all NRA funding and publicly pledge to end its promotion of "Kill at Will" bills.
Organizing sponsors include the National Urban League, NAACP, ColorOfChange, Moveon.org, AFL-CIO, SEIU, ProgressNow, Center for Media and Democracy/ALECexposed.org, Presente, Public Campaign, Common Cause, People For the American Way, UltraViolet, Faith in Public Life, National Council of Churches, USAction, and more.