2018-09-18: News Headlines

DPEN (2018-09-18). Stop KIPP & Rocketship Racist Privatization Union Busting Charter School Chains. indybay.org GAP Corporate HQ | 2 Folsom St. Near The Embarcadero San Francisco, California…

splcenter (2018-09-17). SPLC, Rock the Vote launch voter education class. splcenter.org The SPLC and Rock the Vote — a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to building the political power of young people — today launched a class designed to teach high school students the importance of voting.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-17). Laura Flanders Show: Education Activists Back To School With A Test for DeVos. therealnews.com 2018 has been a year of upheaval for students, in and out of the classroom. This week on the Laura Flanders show, educators and education activists talk about educational justice, teaching in Trump times, and taking stock of the current state of education. We're joined by Natasha Capers, of the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice;…

wsws (2018-09-17). New Zealand primary teachers' union presents sellout offer. wsws.org The Labour government's proposal does not begin to address stagnant wages and the staffing crisis afflicting schools.

wsws (2018-09-17). Texas special education students face teacher shortage and budget shortfall. wsws.org The state of Texas is in violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for its failure to educate disabled children.

RT (2018-09-16). Texas Education Board votes to cut Hillary Clinton's name from student curriculum. rt.com Students in Texas will not be obliged to learn about Hillary Clinton in their history class, but will discuss the impact of Moses on the nation's founding documents, following a vote by the State Board of Education.

wsws (2018-09-15). Teacher strike in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania wins broad support. wsws.org On Friday, approximately 1,000 teachers, students, and supporters picketed East Stroudsburg's South High School as a strike continues by instructors over management demands for major cuts in health care.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-14). Headlines for September 14, 2018. democracynow.org Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall, Lashing Carolinas Coast, Trump Falsely Claims 3,000 Puerto Ricans Did Not Die After Hurricane Maria, Wins and Losses for Progressive Challengers in New York Primaries, Former Refugee from Afghanistan Safiya Wazir Unseats Incumbent in NH Primary Race, Paul Manafort and Special Counsel Reach Tentative Plea Deal, Sen. Feinstein Refers to FBI Letter Alleging Sexual Misconduct by Kavanaugh, Dozens of Homes Explode North of Boston, Mass., Killing 1 Person, Argentina: Thousands of Teachers & Students Strike Against Austerity Measures, Lawsuit Alleges MSU Officials Intentionally Covered…

Rann Miller (2018-09-13). Schools Have Committed to Hiring Teachers of Color. Now They Need to Keep Them. progressive.org When schools fail to challenge Eurocentric curricula and pedagogy, they alienate teachers of color.

Jake Jacobs (2018-09-11). New York's Democratic Primary is a Showdown for Charter School Politics. progressive.org The upcoming New York primary could redefine the Democratic party in the state—and could mean drastic change for the charter school industry.

Suzanne Bohan (2018-09-08). Let's Heal Kids, Not Harden Schools. progressive.org Betsy DeVos has proposed to make federal funding available for schools to purchase weapons. But the proliferation of guns will not curb violence in schools.

Janine Jackson (2018-09-07). 'Punitive Discipline Policies Have Proven to Be Destructive to Children'. fair.org CBS News ( 8/14/18) | Janine Jackson: Nothing says America 2018 like a spate of stories on how back-to-school shopping includes bulletproof backpacks. Arming teachers and gearing kids up like commandos are presented as more-or-less reasonable responses to concerns about school safety. | Any violence in schools is too much, of course, but a conversation about school safety that's focused on guns and bullets is a narrow and distorted conversation. Recasting our definition of a "safe school environment" could lead us in some very different directions. | Karen Dolan is director of the Criminalization of Race and Poverty Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and co-author, with Ebony Slaughter-Johnson and Myacah Sampson, of the recent report Students Under Siege: How the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Poverty and Racism Endanger Our Schoolchildren. She joins us now by phone…

Jeff Bryant (2018-09-06). In Louisville, a Web of Private Interests Conspire to Expand Charter Schools. progressive.org Members of the Kentucky Board of Education have allied with corporate interests to privatize education, including involvement in potential real estate deals.

Don Weimer (2018-08-31). What Educators Can Do to Make College More Affordable. progressive.org It's not just tuition—the cost of textbooks and other curricular materials is unnecessarily high.

Jesse Hagopian (2018-08-31). Seattle Teachers Poised to Strike Draw Solidarity from Their Brothers and Sisters In Puerto Rico. progressive.org To prepare for what we are likely to face in our struggle for a just contract, Seattle educators recently organized a panel that included a representative from the Puerto Rico Federation of Teachers.

Paul Dobson (2018-08-30). Venezuela Denounces Regional Anti-Migrant 'Xenophobia' as Brazil Militarises Border. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro administration contrasted the recent attacks against Venezuelan migrants to its own open door policy which has seen foreigners benefit from free health, housing, education, and food programs.

John Thompson (2018-08-30). Oklahoma Teachers Must Stay Unified to Overcome Janus and Union-Bashers. progressive.org Oklahoma teachers face the litmus test of whether to reinvigorate—or reinvent—their union.

Rann Miller (2018-08-17). In DeVos's Home State, Students Push for their Right to Literacy. progressive.org Literacy has been, and continues to be, a critical component of African-American liberation.

pacbi (2018-08-10). Oppression Education: Israeli Academic Institutions Throw Their Lot With the Israeli Security Elite. bdsmovement.net Oppression Education: Israeli Academic Institutions Throw Their Lot With the Israeli Security Elite: AnalysisThree recent events in Israel's largest universities demonstrate academic and security institutions are actually increasing their cooperation. | Academic BoycottJuly 23, 2018 | By: | | Shir Hever

2018-09-18: Social Media Postees

Stop KIPP & Rocketship Racist Privatization Union Busting Charter School Chains
DPEN | indybay.org | 2018-09-18
GAP Corporate HQ | 2 Folsom St. Near The Embarcadero San Francisco, California…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/17/1881758…

SPLC, Rock the Vote launch voter education class
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-09-17
The SPLC and Rock the Vote — a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to building the political power of young people — today launched a class designed to teach high school students the importance of voting.
splcenter.org/news/2018/09/17/splc-rock-…

Laura Flanders Show: Education Activists Back To School With A Test for DeVos
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-17
2018 has been a year of upheaval for students, in and out of the classroom. This week on the Laura Flanders show, educators and education activists talk about educational justice, teaching in Trump times, and taking stock of the current state of education. We're joined by Natasha Capers, of the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice;… | The post Laura Flanders Show: Education Activists Ba…
therealnews.com/stories/laura-flanders-s…

New Zealand primary teachers' union presents sellout offer
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-17
The Labour government's proposal does not begin to address stagnant wages and the staffing crisis afflicting schools.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/17/nzte…

Texas special education students face teacher shortage and budget shortfall
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-17
The state of Texas is in violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for its failure to educate disabled children.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/17/txed…

Texas Education Board votes to cut Hillary Clinton's name from student curriculum
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-16
Students in Texas will not be obliged to learn about Hillary Clinton in their history class, but will discuss the impact of Moses on the nation's founding documents, following a vote by the State Board of Education.
rt.com/usa/438544-clinton-curriculum-tex…

Teacher strike in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania wins broad support
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-15
On Friday, approximately 1,000 teachers, students, and supporters picketed East Stroudsburg's South High School as a strike continues by instructors over management demands for major cuts in health care.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/15/stro…

Schools Have Committed to Hiring Teachers of Color. Now They Need to Keep Them
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2018-09-13
When schools fail to challenge Eurocentric curricula and pedagogy, they alienate teachers of color.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

New York's Democratic Primary is a Showdown for Charter School Politics
Jake Jacobs | progressive.org | 2018-09-11
The upcoming New York primary could redefine the Democratic party in the state–and could mean drastic change for the charter school industry.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

Let's Heal Kids, Not Harden Schools
Suzanne Bohan | progressive.org | 2018-09-08
Betsy DeVos has proposed to make federal funding available for schools to purchase weapons. But the proliferation of guns will not curb violence in schools.
progressive.org/op-eds/lets-heal-kids-no…

'Punitive Discipline Policies Have Proven to Be Destructive to Children'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-09-07
CBS News ( 8/14/18) | Janine Jackson: Nothing says America 2018 like a spate of stories on how back-to-school shopping includes bulletproof backpacks. Arming teachers and gearing kids up like commandos are presented as more-or-less reasonable responses to concerns about school safety. | Any violence in schools is too much, of course, but a conversation about school safety that's focused on guns and bullets is a narrow and distorted conversation. Recasting our definition of a "safe school environment" could lead us in some very different directions. | Karen Dolan is director of the Criminalization of Race and Poverty Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and co-author, with Ebony Slaughter-Johnson and Myacah Sampson, of the recent report Students Under Siege: How the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Poverty and Racism Endanger Our Schoolchildren. She joins us now by phone…
fair.org/home/punitive-discipline-polici…

In Louisville, a Web of Private Interests Conspire to Expand Charter Schools
Jeff Bryant | progressive.org | 2018-09-06
Members of the Kentucky Board of Education have allied with corporate interests to privatize education, including involvement in potential real estate deals.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

What Educators Can Do to Make College More Affordable
Don Weimer | progressive.org | 2018-08-31
It's not just tuition–the cost of textbooks and other curricular materials is unnecessarily high.
progressive.org/op-eds/how-colleges-and-…

Seattle Teachers Poised to Strike Draw Solidarity from Their Brothers and Sisters In Puerto Rico
Jesse Hagopian | progressive.org | 2018-08-31
To prepare for what we are likely to face in our struggle for a just contract, Seattle educators recently organized a panel that included a representative from the Puerto Rico Federation of Teachers.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

Venezuela Denounces Regional Anti-Migrant 'Xenophobia' as Brazil Militarises Border
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-08-30
The Maduro administration contrasted the recent attacks against Venezuelan migrants to its own open door policy which has seen foreigners benefit from free health, housing, education, and food programs.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14023

Oklahoma Teachers Must Stay Unified to Overcome Janus and Union-Bashers
John Thompson | progressive.org | 2018-08-30
Oklahoma teachers face the litmus test of whether to reinvigorate–or reinvent–their union.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

In DeVos's Home State, Students Push for their Right to Literacy
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2018-08-17
Literacy has been, and continues to be, a critical component of African-American liberation.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

Oppression Education: Israeli Academic Institutions Throw Their Lot With the Israeli Security Elite
pacbi | bdsmovement.net | 2018-08-10
Oppression Education: Israeli Academic Institutions Throw Their Lot With the Israeli Security Elite: AnalysisThree recent events in Israel's largest universities demonstrate academic and security institutions are actually increasing their cooperation. | Academic BoycottJuly 23, 2018 | By:
| | Shir Hever …
bdsmovement.net/news/oppression-educatio…

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