Rachel M. Cohen


Rachel M. Cohen is a journalist based in Washington, D.C., and a former American Prospect writing fellow.

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The justices consider whether barring subsidies to religious schools is a type of illegal discrimination. Read more

Education in America

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Local Progress, a nationwide network of left-leaning municipal elected officials, is fast becoming the strategic switchboard for America’s increasingly liberal cities. Read more


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The city is close to passing a bill that would cap water rates for low-income residents and help them out of water debt. Read more

Economic Policy

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Newly signed legislation gives bargaining rights to 40,000 workers—presaging the largest unionization drive in many years. Read more

Working in America


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One policy could facilitate a voice for the fastest-growing, and one of the lowest-paid, occupations in the U.S. Read more

Day One Agenda

Democrats running for president are distancing themselves from a charter school movement that once held powerful sway in the party. Read more

Education in America


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Teaching students how to manage their money has become mandatory in many K-12 classrooms. But can it substitute for real enforcement of financial fraud? Read more

Education in America


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An interview with Robin Marty Read more

Health and Social Policy


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A Los Angeles school board race reveals the waning power of charter school supporters. Read more

Education in America



By bringing its case to Trump’s NLRB, New York’s teachers union could threaten charter teachers’ rights in a host of states. Read more

Education in America


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The union in the nation’s second largest school district is calling for an end to the privatization of public schools. Read more

Education in America


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New databases reveal the tax revenues siphoned off by corporate abatements that would otherwise be funding public schools. Read more

Education in America

He’s running to unseat one of the last remaining moderate Republicans—and he’s running on the left. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The public’s support for teachers isn’t there for pre-school teachers or school bus drivers, who often don’t make a living wage. Read more

Education in America


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An interview with Malcolm Harris, author of Kids These Days Read more

Education in America


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Two cases winding their way through federal courts involve non-surgical abortion access. Read more

Law and Justice


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Independent schools move to declare their independence from the for-profit and nonprofit chains. Read more

Education in America

Half of Hartford’s schoolkids attend integrated schools, thanks to a legal strategy that might work elsewhere. Read more

Money, Politics and Power