2018-10-03: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2018-10-03). Lift Us Up: Meet the Activists on the Front Lines of the Battle for Educational Justice in America. democracynow.org As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh objects to being held accountable for his behavior in high school, we look at the criminalization of black and brown students that has led to what is known as the school-to-prison pipeline. We speak with a roundtable of community activists engaged in the fight to save schools and push for alternatives to punishment and privatization. Their voices are highlighted in a new book titled "Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement." In Chicago, we speak with ‚Ä®Jitu Brown, the national director of the Journey fo…

Shared by Cherise (2018-10-03). The Activists on the Front Lines of the Battle for Educational Justice in the US. truthout.org As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh objects to being held accountable for his behavior in high school, we look at the criminalization of black and brown students that has led to what is known as the school-to-prison pipeline. We speak with a roundtable of community activists engaged in the fight to save schools and push for alternatives to punishment and privatization. Their voices are highlighted in a new book titled, Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement. In Chicago, we speak with Jitu Brown, the national director of the Journey for Justice. In Wa…

aclu (2018-10-03). Mom Fears Her Autistic Son Is Being Abused at School. District Does Nothing. aclu.org A Northern California school district is creating a hostile environment for a Black student with disabilities in violation of the law. | School just got back in session, but one school district in Northern California already needs a lesson in how to create a welcoming and safe environment for Black students with disabilities., , A 5-year-old Black student with autism and speech and language impairments suffered for months, including suffering injuries that needed to be treated by a hospital, all because of the inadequate oversight of Hayward Unified School District's staff. In a time when Black students are regul…

Howard Lisnoff (2018-10-03). The Advantages of an Elite Education. counterpunch.org If the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court didn't reveal the extreme right-wing nature of the contemporary U.S., then nothing will. We are living in a right-wing society made up of endless wars, the unlimited power of corporations, the destruction of the natural environment, and the near-total lack of individual rights. More

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-10-03). Muslims in the US Fear Worse Repression If Kavanaugh Joins the Court. truthout.org Amid the ongoing protests against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, there is yet another reason for upset and outrage about this nominee: the threat Kavanaugh poses to the Muslim American community. If his record is any indication, Kavanaugh would support legal rulings that further marginalize Muslim Americans and other oppressed communities in the US and abroad. | Attorney Madihha Ahussain, who provides special counsel for anti-Muslim bigotry at Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy and educational organization, is troubled by Kavanaugh's nomi…

WGAR (2018-10-03). Survival of Aboriginal culture needs bilingual education. indybay.org An independent Aboriginal Member, Yingiya (Mark) Guyula, has stressed to the Northern Territory parliament in Australia that the survival of Aboriginal culture and the future is dependent on a strong bilingual education approach. This was his speech:…

Shared by therealnews (2018-10-02). The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of September 23rd, 2018. therealnews.com Eze Jackson, Khalilah Harris, and Dharna Noor talk about Maryland's only 2018 gubernatorial debate, place-based solutions to climate change, demands for justice at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, and the Kirwan Commission on Education

Shared by Aaron Maté (2018-10-02). Disaster Profiteers vs. the People of Puerto Rico. therealnews.com One year after Hurricane Maria, counting the dead is one of many challenges that Puerto Rico faces under massive debt, crippling austerity, and disaster profiteers. Aaron Maté speaks to writer and educator Rima Brusi and Carla Minet of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico

wsws (2018-10-02). New Zealand education riven by class inequality. wsws.org The New Zealand Herald's investigation found that only one in 100 entrants to top university courses over a five-year period were students from the poorest schools.

Shared by Marc Steiner (2018-10-02). LA Teachers May Be Forced to Strike for More School Funding. therealnews.com Los Angeles teachers are now in mediation over wages, evaluation, smaller class size and school funding. The teachers have authorized their union to call a strike if negotiations fail

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-02). Disaster Profiteers vs. the People of Puerto Rico. therealnews.com One year after Hurricane Maria, counting the dead is one of many challenges that Puerto Rico faces under massive debt, crippling austerity, and disaster profiteers. Aaron Maté speaks to writer and educator Rima Brusi and Carla Minet of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico

wsws (2018-10-02). The fight against public sector cutbacks requires a socialist perspective. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site supports today's march in The Hague, in which thousands employed in the public sector, health and above all education will participate.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-02). LA Teachers May Be Forced to Strike for More School Funding. therealnews.com Los Angeles teachers are now in mediation over wages, evaluation, smaller class size and school funding. The teachers have authorized their union to call a strike if negotiations fail

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-02). The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of September 23rd, 2018. therealnews.com Eze Jackson, Khalilah Harris, and Dharna Noor talk about Maryland's only 2018 gubernatorial debate, place-based solutions to climate change, demands for justice at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, and the Kirwan Commission on Education

Dean Baker (2018-10-01). Getting Serious About Debts and Deficits. counterpunch.org With the possibility that the Democrats will retake Congress and press demands for increased spending in areas like health care, education, and child care, the deficit hawks (DH) are getting prepared to awaken from their dormant state. We can expect major news outlets to be filled with stories on how the United States is on More

Julian Vasquez Heilig (2018-09-27). California Just Banned For-Profit Charter Schools. Why? progressive.org Given the state's history with "school choice," California's new legislation comes as a surprise. And it's met with skepticism.

Eric Ortiz (2018-09-24). Teachers' Strikes May Reinvigorate US Labor Movement. consortiumnews.com Events of recent weeks shows there's gut-level support for radical change, including on the state of education and teacher's working conditions. This building momentum could help spark a new labor movement, argues Andy Piascik. By Andy Piascik Last spring, public… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-09-21). Michael Moore vs. Donald Trump in "Fahrenheit 11/9": New Film Warns Our Democracy Is At Risk. democracynow.org "Fahrenheit 11/9″—That's the name of the new documentary premiering today by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, a stunning retelling of the 2016 election and its aftermath. 11/9. That's November 9, the day Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. In the film, Michael crosses the country, documenting not only the rise of Trumpism but also the teachers' strikes sweeping the nation, the "blue wave" of progressive candidates in the 2018 primaries, the rise of student activism after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the water crisis in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. Moore spares no one…

José Luis Vilson (2018-09-21). What Does "Revolution" Look Like in Education? progressive.org Teachers committed to justice are fighting against the historical role of education in the U.S.

Sarah Lahm (2018-09-19). Broad Support Emerges for Full-Service Community Schools in Minneapolis. progressive.org A shift away from the charter school approach is on the horizon in Minnesota's largest city.

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.

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.

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