2018-09-15: News Headlines

Aftab Committee (2018-09-15). Celebrating The Transformative Power Of The Arts In Education In America. iranian.com This year, the Aftab Committee is partnering up with Americans for the Arts for Arts in Education Week that takes place between 9-15th of September, 2018. National Arts in Education Week is a Congressionally designated celebration of the transformative power of the arts in education. Each year, the cultural and education communities come together to celebrate […]

teleSUR (2018-09-15). Mexico: Students Mark 50 Years Since 1968 'March of Silence'. telesurtv.net IN PICTURES: On September 13, about 23,000 students of different high schools, universities and other educational institutions marched in Mexico City to commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1968's iconic March of Silence, demanding an end to violent attacks by mercenary shock groups.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-15). "Punitive Discipline Policies Have Proven to Be Destructive to Children" truthout.org 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 from Washington, DC. Welcome to CounterSpin,…

EBMC (2018-09-15). Be the Change, Be the Refuge: Cultivating Self Love and Collective Liberation. indybay.org In such challenging times, how can we practice self care and also cultivate collective liberation? Join us for a visionary evening with renowned meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Spring Washam who will be discussing how to forge a path of resistance, resilience and love on Friday, September 28th at First Church Berkeley in benefit of East Bay Meditation Center.

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.

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

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-09-14). Texas State Board of Education Votes to Remove Hillary Clinton from History Curriculum. alternet.org Texas officials might be about to mess with the school curriculum yet again. | According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, the Texas State Board of Education on Friday issued a preliminary vote to sharply cut back the social studies curriculum in the state. One major change is the elimination of required teaching about. . .

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…

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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