April 27, 2024

NPE Mourns the Loss of Jeannie Oakes, a Warrior for Equitable Schools

Jeannie never fell for the fashionable neo-liberal reforms. She opposed high-stakes testing. She fought for community schools. Over coffee, she once told NPE Executive Director Carol Burris, “Of course, privatizing public education is about making a profit. It's not about children. That is what capitalism does—it constantly seeks new markets.”