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Kamala Harris and Joe Biden Avoid Topic of Busing at NEA Forum

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) avoided addressing the controversial topic of busing in their appearances at the National Education Association (NEA) Forum in Houston on Friday.

‚Land of Hope‘: An American History Textbook That Offers a Balanced View of Our Country’s Story

Amidst the bleak news from a poll that found only 24 percent of 18 to 29 year olds are „extremely proud to be an American“ comes a literary ray of hope from the heartland.

Kamala Harris Supports Busing: ‚One of the Methods by Which We Create Desegregation‘

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) shocked many on Sunday when she told Bloomberg News she wants to bring back busing, calling it „one of the methods by which we create desegregation.“

#PurpleforParents Defeats #RedforEd in Arizona State Board Victory on Sex Ed Standards

A grassroots parents group won a victory over the #RedforEd movement and the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network in Arizona last week as the State Board of Education dropped plans to introduce new sex education standards for public K-12 schools su…

Night 2 Debate Preview: Will Joe Biden Be Asked About Son’s Business Deals in China, Ukraine?

Will Joe Biden receive the same kid gloves treatment on the second night of the 2020 Democratic candidate presidential debates hosted by NBC that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) received on the first night of debates?

Federally Recognized Tribe in Massachusetts Wants Fauxcahontas Far Away from Their Casino Bid

A small federally recognized tribe in Massachusetts apparently wants Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) far away from legislation that will help them open a casino in the Bay State.

West Virginia #RedforEd Teachers‘ Rally Fails to Intimidate State Legislature

A rally of #RedforEd teachers at West Virginia’s state capitol on Monday failed to intimidate the GOP controlled West Virginia State Legislature from moving forward with legislation that would authorize charter schools in the state.

Tennessee Watch Party Roars Approval when Trump Says ‚That Is a Lot of Fake News Out There‘

An engaged and enthusiastic crowd of 75 people at a Trump 2020 re-election announcement watch party held here at Mojo’s Tacos broke into loud cheers and applause Tuesday night when the president pointed to the assembled media and said, „That is a lot o…

Canada Expansion: #RedforEd Goes International

The #RedforEd teachers movement has gone international. Elementary public school teachers in Toronto, Canada and other locations in Ontario held walk-in protests at elementary schools throughout the province on Thursday to demonstrate their opposition …

Joe Biden Promises Pay Increase for Teachers, Increasing Federal Spending on K-12 Education by 75%

Former Vice President Joe Biden promised to increase pay for teachers in public schools located in low-income communities by tripling Title I funding at a speech to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in Houston on Tuesday.