Assistant General Counsel Khyla D. Craine to Weigh in on Voter Purges and Voter Protection During Congressional Black Caucus Black Law Student Event
Juliana Bolden | naacp.org | 2018-09-12
WASHINGTON, DC (September 12, 2018) –NAACP Assistant General Counsel Khyla D. Craine will participate in the National Black Law Student Association Voter Protection Forum, during the 48th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference. The program will analyze five (5) key aspects of voter challenges: 1) Voter Education, 2) Voter Registration, 3) Voter Mobilization, 4) Voter […] | The post Assistant General Counsel…
Hotel Strikers' Call for Justice Rings Out in Chicago
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-12
Chicago hotel workers are on strike at more than 25 hotels, and the 6,000-strong members of UNITE HERE Local 1 show no signs of backing down. | Since September 7, Chicago's downtown has been filled with picket lines seemingly every other block. The raucous chanting reverberating down the skyscraper canyons and the "On Strike" signs appealing for solidarity were strong reminders of the 2012 Chicago teachers strike, with its massive demonstrations that turned downtown streets into rivers of red. | The strike comes at a particularly crucial moment for Chicago hotels…
Is Our World Cultural Heritage Worth Saving? Activists Call Out Saudi Arabia on the Disappearing of History
Catherine Shakdam | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-11
"A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, … | The post Is Our World Cultural Heritage Worth Saving? Activists Call Out Saudi Arabia on the Disappearing of History appeared first on Global Research.
A teacher, a shooting survivor, and Black Caucus chair: Reject Kavanaugh!
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-11
WASHINGTON–Saying federal judge Brett Kavanaugh cares more about gun rights than about kids' safety, more about the right wing than civil rights, and cares little about workers' rights, a union teacher, a survivor of the Valentine's Day high school massacre in Florida and the chair of the Co…
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.
Teachers must link up their fight with educators nationally and internationally!
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-11
Educators across the US have returned to the classrooms under conditions of unrelenting assault on public education.
Seattle Education Association pushes through sellout deal
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-10
The Seattle Education Association, with the backing of its supposedly dissident faction, Social Equity Educators, forced through the agreement, undermining the momentum for a statewide strike.
Prisoners Strike Across America & Canada to End Penal Enslavement
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-08
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 | The post Prisoners Strike Across America & Canada to End Penal Enslavement appeared first on The Real News Network.
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.
SPLC: Florida Supreme Court's decision to remove misleading ballot measure on education is a 'victory for schoolchildren'
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-09-07
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.
Can the Wall Between Church and State Survive Brett Kavanaugh?
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-09-07
The Supreme Court nominee's testimony this week signals an intent to weaken the separation of church and state. | Public schools are educational institutions, not temples of religious indoctrination. For over half a century, the Supreme Court has thus recognized that the Constitution prohibits public schools from imposing prayer on children and that religious education is the province of parents and religious communities, not government bureaucrats. | On Wednesday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, however, strongly suggested that he disagrees and that, if confirmed, he will vote to weaken the separation of…
Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-06
LA teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, should contract negotiations fail. Each side accusing the other of illegal tactics. However, teachers say this is not mainly about wages, but about improving children's education. Jane McAlevey explains | The post Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making ap…
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.
US billionaire Richard DeVos, Amway co-founder and Orlando Magic owner, dies at 92
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-06
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. | …
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-05
The United States today qualifies as a plutocracy — on a number of grounds, and it is having a profound impact on the media, education and think tanks–indeed on the whole of society, says Michael Brenner. By Michael Brenner Plutocracy… Read more ?…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Headlines for August 30, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-30
"We Did a Fantastic Job": Trump Praises His Handling of Puerto Rico Despite 3,000 Deaths, Report: Trump Administration Jailing Passport Applicants with U.S. Birth Certificates, Betsy DeVos Prepares to Rewrite Campus Sexual Misconduct Policies, Baylor University Accused of Infiltrating Sexual Assault Support Groups, Texas Police Officer Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Fatally Shooting Black Teenager, California Lawmakers Push for State to Go Carbon-Free by 2045, Trump on Twitter Announced Donald McGahn Leaving White House Counsel Post, Florida GOP Candidate for Governor Said Black Opponent Andrew Gillum Will "
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.
Continuing the Teachers' Fight in West Virginia
Sarah Jaffe | progressive.org | 2018-08-15
The West Virginia teachers won a raise, but the biggest fight, says Rebecca Diamond, teacher and member of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, is still ongoing.
What the 'Sensible Middle' Doesn't Get About Education
Peter Greene | progressive.org | 2018-08-14
There is no middle between facts and the story that the earth is flat.
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