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“He Sold Our Schools off to the Highest Bidder”
A look inside Paul Vallas' history of harming public education and a sampling of the shock doctrine politics, anti-union postures, neoliberal policies and budgetary schemes he brought to school districts around the country—and world—and the havoc they helped create.
David I. Backer and Jason Wozniak
Why a Veteran Education Reform Writer Thinks Chicagoans Should Be Worried About Paul Vallas
Schneider writes that "whenever I hear the name Paul Vallas, I immediately think of a man who likes to take earmarked funding and redirect it in shallow ways that produce the appearance of fiscal solutions."
Mercedes K. Schneider
The Chicago Mayoral Race Is High Stakes for Working People
In a new video, workers speak out against Paul Vallas’ destructive record on budgets and public education.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
Immigration Policy Doesn’t Have to Be This Way
For 20 years, the Department of Homeland Security has made life a nightmare for millions—but Dreamers like me have seen that there’s another way.
Alliyah Lusuegro
Dark Money Conservatives Have Their Eye on Wisconsin’s Top Court. We Can Stop Them.
Former Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on why the upcoming Wisconsin State Supreme Court election is one of the most important elections of his life—and why we should all take notice.
Mandela Barnes
Biden Betrays Youth With Willow Project—and Breaks His Own Promise
We need a youth movement more powerful than the fossil fuel industry. Why Sunrise Movement organizers are fighting to end the fossil fuel era.
Dejah Powell
ViewpointRural America
East Palestine: “We Basically Nuked a Town with Chemicals So We Could Get a Railroad Open”
Companies should never again be allowed to do what Norfolk Southern did to this Ohio community.
Tish O'Dell and Chad Nicholson
Make One Big Higher Ed Union
Campus workers are organizing more than anyone else. It's time for them to unify.
Hamilton Nolan
SVB's Bailout Signals a Financial System Still Rotten to the Core
The spectacular collapse of Silicon Valley Bank was caused by corruption, financial recklessness and poor decision-making. How much longer will we put up with this?
Branko Marcetic
Biden’s New Budget Is a Progressive Opening Gambit
While Republicans are proposing to slash social programs, the White House has released a plan to boost policies that help working families while increasing taxes on the rich and corporations.
Max B. Sawicky
La Operación Lone Star Ha Costado Casi $4.5 Mil Millones. ¿En Qué Más Se Podría Haber Utilizado Ese Dinero?
Priscilla Lugo
Operation Lone Star Has Cost Nearly $4.5 Billion—Here’s What Else It Could Have Been Spent On
Priscilla Lugo
A 4-Day Work Week Could Be Closer Than You Think
Both workers and employers prefer a shorter working week, according to results of a major new study. The next step is taking it mainstream.
Anna Coote
Change the World and Watch Public Opinion Follow
How to stop letting our crises go to waste.
Hamilton Nolan
Jen Angel Wanted to Abolish Police and Prisons. She Wouldn’t Want Her Death to Be Used to Incarcerate Anyone.
Brooke Anderson
ViewpointRural America
In Coal Country, Young Workers Seek a Sustainable Future
Neither coal companies nor government have a “plan B” for many Appalachian communities. Meet the young leaders determined to find one.
Jonathan Blair
After a Stunning Election, the Future of Chicago Is Up for Grabs
Incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot is out and voters now face a choice between former public school teacher Brandon Johnson and corporate education reformer Paul Vallas.
Kari Lydersen
As Russia Pulls Back From the Nuclear Treaty, The Fate of Humanity Hangs in the Balance
The fragility of the arms control treaty lays bare the need for nuclear abolition.
Frida Berrigan
We Shouldn’t Need an Earthquake to Know Sanctions Don’t Work
Sanctions are an instrument of war, not an alternative to it.
Phyllis Bennis
Unions Safeguard Workers’ Sweat Equity
To protect the time and labor that workers put into in their workplaces, unions help secure investments in infrastructure that sustain jobs for years to come.
Tom Conway
Democrats Now Have Two Jobs: Protect the Working Class and Stop the MAGA Right
Delia Ramirez, the first Latina from the Midwest to serve in Congress, on building a party by and for working people.
Delia Ramirez
We Need to Cut the Military Budget, But Don’t Trust the Far Right to Do It
There’s an urgent need to stop funding wars and human rights abuses abroad and to free up funding for human needs at home. The Freedom Caucus can’t be counted on for either.
Phyllis Bennis
In 1996, There Was Union Summer. This Year, There’s “Labor Spring.”
"Labor Spring" brings back a national teach-in on organizing to campuses across the country.
Cindy Hahamovitch, William P. Jones and Joseph A. McCartin
No Cop City Anywhere
Chicago’s #NoCopAcademy campaign and #StopCopCity in Atlanta are part of the same movement: to end violent policing, protect the environment and defend Black and brown lives.
Benji Hart
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