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Calls Renewed for Charter School Regulations

The Philadelphia Tribune - December 12, 2014, by Wilford Shamlin -A new report calls for tighter regulations of Philadelphia charter schools, concluding wasteful spending at the privately managed...

12/12/2014 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Activists Seek More Public Input in Fed President Picks

Wall Street Journal - December 11, 2014, by Pedro Nicolaci da Costa - A group of left-leaning activists is taking aim at the process for selecting the presidents of the Federal...

12/11/2014 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Meet the Group of Feisty Urban Progressives Who Want to Transform the Country One City at a Time

The Nation - December 10, 2014, by Steve Early - A century ago, working-class radicals frustrated with the pace of change often scoffed at their more patient comrades in city government, calling...

12/10/2014 | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

Liberals turn to Fed in populist push

Left-leaning groups and lawmakers are taking their populist economic fight to the Federal Reserve, as they seek to exert new influence over key monetary decisions and a pair of vacancies at the...

12/5/2014 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

No indictment in Eric Garner police killing

Reports indicate that a grand jury has decided not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man. Garner died in July in Staten Island of neck...

12/5/2014 | Combating Discriminatory Policing

Amid Heightened Tension, Advocates Push Cuomo to Veto Police Discipline Bill

A day after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, two of most...

12/5/2014 | Combating Discriminatory Policing

Activists offer ideas to police charter schools

A pair of activist groups, the Alliance for Quality Education and Center for Popular Democracy, is out with a guide — or rather suggestions — for better policing and monitoring finances of the...

12/2/2014 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable

Fed Hawks Ignore Reality of Stagnant Wages, No Jobs

WSJ 12.01.2014

“A Central Bank for the Beltway” (Review & Outlook, Nov. 19) criticizes...

12/1/2014 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

New York charter school audits reveal $28 million in questionable expenses

New York State charter schools have made more than $28 million in questionable expenditures since 2002, according to a new review of previous audits of the publicly funded, privately run schools...

12/1/2014 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Risking Public Money: New York Charter School Fraud

Executive Summary

Sixteen years following the passage of New York’s Charter School Act, the number of charter schools in New York has grown dramatically. Over the last 10 years, charter...

12/1/2014 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Promoting Strong Public Schools

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