2018-10-06: News Headlines

wsws (2018-10-06). Socialist Equality Party candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth speaks at televised forum. wsws.org The SEP's candidate for Michigan's 12th congressional district, along with his opponents from the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the pseudo-left Working Class Party, answered questions on immigration, inequality, education and more.

wsws (2018-10-06). Australian government hands private schools another $4.6 billion. wsws.org The latest windfall will accelerate the gulf between well-resourced private schools and cash-starved public schools in one of the world's most unequal education systems.

INA (2018-10-06). UNRWA Expresses Concern Over Statements Made by Mayor of Jerusalem. imemc.org The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) expressed its concern, Friday, regarding recent statements made by the Israeli Mayor of Jerusalem on its operations and installations in occupied East Jerusalem. UNRWA said that it conducts humanitarian operations in conformity with the UN Charter, bilateral and multilateral agreements that continue […]…

DPEN (2018-10-06). Who Is Val Cuevas? The Deep Tentacles Of Charters and Privatization. indybay.org Val Cuevas who is the president of the West Contra County School board is running for re-election. She has deep connections to the charter privatization industry and was funded by the California Charter School Association and the union busting Chamberlin Foundation which is owned by a non-union charter school builder. She is also being supported by United Teachers Of Richmond and it's president Demetrio Gonzalez who was also her former campaign managers.

wsws (2018-10-06). Los Angeles teachers union continues to delay strike action as negotiations proceed. wsws.org The union for Los Angeles teachers is fighting to block strike action, despite teachers working without a contract and authorizing a strike.

Shared by Khalilah M. Harris (2018-10-05). The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II. therealnews.com Khalilah Harris hosts a community town hall on the promise and possibilities of Maryland's Kirwan Commission. Students, parents, educators, advocates, elected and school district officials discuss their questions, concerns and ideas for a path forward

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-05). The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II. therealnews.com Khalilah Harris hosts a community town hall on the promise and possibilities of Maryland's Kirwan Commission. Students, parents, educators, advocates, elected and school district officials discuss their questions, concerns and ideas for a path forward

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-10-05). Unemployment Level Falls Again, But So Do Work Hours and Weekly Pay. truthout.org The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September, the lowest rate since it hit 3.5 percent in December of 1969. BLS reported some slowing of job growth for the month as the establishment survey showed a gain of 134,000 jobs. This figure may have been somewhat reduced by the hurricane hitting the Carolinas. The job growth numbers for July and August were revised up by 87,000, bringing the three-month average to 190,000. | Among the big gainers in this report were white women (20 years old and older), who had a 0.4 percentage point decline in their unemployment ra…

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-04). Now Even Kavanaugh's Old Drinking Friends Don't Want Him On The Supreme Court. alternet.org Brett Kavanaugh is rapidly running out of supporters. | As questions swirl about allegations of sexual assault and his partisan, offensive demeanor in questioning, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being buried under a mountain of opposition to his confirmation. From over 2,400 law pro. . .

splcenter (2018-10-04). SPLC report: Detention system forces people to give up claims to stay in U.S. splcenter.org Before fleeing Somalia, Yuusuf was a teacher.

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…

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…

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 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 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 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

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

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

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.

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.

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