2018-09-14: News Headlines

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…

Staff (2018-09-14). Teacher Beats Incumbent in Democratic Primary for N.Y. State Senate. truthdig.com NEW YORK — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): | 11: 55 p.m. | A teacher and first-time candidate has defeated a longtime incumbent in the Democratic primary for the New York state Senate. | Rachel May beat state Sen. David Valesky in Thursday's primary for the 53rd state Senate district. The district covers the part of the state that includes the Syracuse area. | May campaigned by saying she would be a "true champion for Democratic priorities." | Valesky, in office since 2004, was one of eight state senators who formed a now-defunct Democratic splinter group that helped Republican…

teleSUR (2018-09-14). Argentine Teacher Tortured, Her Flesh Carved With Threat. telesurtv.net

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2018-09-14). The Tech-Driven New 'Business Model' for the US Education System. globalresearch.ca A higher ed colleague of mine recently responded to my 'Amazon the Job Killer' piece (see …

Nyla Ali Khan (2018-09-14). The Black and the Blue: Community and Education are Viable Responses to Bigotry. counterpunch.org On September 11, 2018, I had the pleasure of participating in a stimulating discussion on The Black and The Blue and issues of social justice that continue to plague us in the 21st century. The authors of the book, Matthew Horace and Ron Harris, have delved into the militarization of American policing, lack of community policing, and the More

Nino Pagliccia (2018-09-14). The United States' Disregard for International Law is a Menace to Venezuela and Latin America. counterpunch.org International community principles At the 25thU.N. session of October 1970 the General Assembly adopted a Resolution titled "Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations." [1] Not too many people would know that, therefore I think it is important to remember More

wsws (2018-09-14). Washington state strikes continue as Tumwater teachers defy back-to-work order. wsws.org Four hundred teachers in the small Washington State town of Tumwater are courageously defying a judge's strikebreaking order as educators continue walkouts in Tacoma and other cities.

wsws (2018-09-14). Australia: Union calls one-day stoppage at University of Newcastle. wsws.org The National Tertiary Education Union's demands centre on maintaining the "consultative" and "committee" structures through which it has helped management impose restructuring and job cuts.

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.

Juliana Bolden (2018-09-13). GC Brad Berry to Discuss Admin's Assault on Education, NAACP Lawsuit Against Betsy DeVos at CBC Education Event. naacp.org NAACP's General Counsel Brad Berry to Discuss Combating the Administration's Assault on Education and NAACP Lawsuit Against Betsy DeVos During Congressional Black Caucus Education Event Washington, D.C. —In June, the NAACP filed a lawsuit against Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for abandoning without public notice its obligation to […]

wsws (2018-09-13). Teachers strike in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. wsws.org The district's teachers are being asked to shoulder increased health care costs.

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.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-08). Prisoners Strike Across America & Canada to End Penal Enslavement. therealnews.com Prisoners Across US & Canada go on hunger and work strike to protest no wages/low wages, end of solitary confinement, for education programs & an end to mass incarceration

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.

splcenter (2018-09-07). SPLC: Florida Supreme Court's decision to remove misleading ballot measure on education is a 'victory for schoolchildren'. splcenter.org The Florida Supreme Court today affirmed a lower court's ruling to strike a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have eliminated local school boards' exclusive duty to regulate some new public schools — including charter schools — from the ballot.

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.

RT (2018-09-06). US billionaire Richard DeVos, Amway co-founder and Orlando Magic owner, dies at 92. rt.com American billionaire Richard DeVos, the co-founder of Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic basketball team and father-in-law of US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has died at the age of 92.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 increa…

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