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L.A. teachers union wins dues increase, vows to battle foes of traditional public education 11.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles teachers have overwhelmingly agreed to raise their membership dues after union leaders said they needed more money to battle the growth of non-union charter schools and other challenges to the traditional public education system.

The votes were tallied Wednesday at United Teachers Los...

Ted Cruz TV ad is flashback to ’98 Ventura race 10.2.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Believe it or not, action figures are once again trending in political ads.
L.A. teachers union seeks to raise dues as it fights a charter school push 10.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles teachers union has long been the most powerful player in local education.

But with the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and other well-heeled nonprofits pushing hard to fundamentally change the nature of public education in Los Angeles, enrollment in traditional schools is declining...

Power Struggle Over Future Of Public Schools Heats Up In Chicago 10.2.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
The politics surrounding the future of Chicago's public school system are intensifying. Three different players are in a power struggle for control of the system, which is suffering financially.
Essential Politics: New Hampshire primary is first in the nation 9.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Good morning from the state capital. I'm Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers with this morning's Essential Politics. Subscribe to the newsletter By the time you read this, the New Hampshire primary will already be history in the tiny towns of Dixville Notch, Hart's Location and Millsfield. All three...
Charter schools say L.A. Unified is unfairly scrutinizing their campuses 9.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Caprice Young thought the worst was behind her, that her group's charter schools would be free to grow after straightening out the poor financial record-keeping that prompted a recent state audit.

She was wrong.

The school district still found fault with her organization's petitions to open new...

How California can entice young people back to teaching 8.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Think your child's teacher is terrific? Or terrible? Just feel fortunate the kid has a teacher at all.

It's getting harder and harder to attract college students to teaching. That's frustrating for public schools, because there are plenty of job vacancies and a growing shortage of qualified applicants.

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Hungary’s public education official replaced amid protests 6.2.2016 Washington Post: World
Hungary’s state secretary of public education has been replaced amid growing discontent and protests by teachers, students and parents against the government’s centralization of the school ...
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Revealing the Fallacy of White Knight Philanthropic Salvation in an Urban Public School 6.2.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Anthropologist Amy Brown uncovers the ways race and class are manipulated to raise money at one New York City high school. Brown argues that the fundraising reinforces the idea that wealthy white saviors are needed to fix the problems of low- and middle-income students, especially those of color. Children head into Public School 199 in New York, October 27, 2015. Amy Brown's book, A Good Investment?, profiles an unnamed New York City public school, the like of which "dehumanize people by making them into commodities" and force them to pander to donors to access resources that should be provided to every student in every school. (Photo: Karsten Moran / The New York Times) A Good Investment? Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School, Amy Brown, University of Minnesota Press, 2015 More than a decade ago, New York City's then mayor, Michael Bloomberg, helped launch a program called Children First, a philanthropic endeavor to pump private money into public schools. In its first year, ...
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Why Is My Kindergartner Being Groomed for the Military at School? 4.2.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Military recruitment efforts, whether societal or sponsored directly by the US military, reach children as young as preschool, priming them to think of war and soldiering as cool and exciting, without any discussion of the trauma and death they bring. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) After the US military draft ended in the 1970s, the armed forces stepped up recruitment efforts on multiple fronts, including in schools. Today, young children are primed for military recruitment before they're old enough to ask questions. How can parents, educators and veterans push back? Military recruitment efforts, whether societal or sponsored directly by the US military, reach children as young as preschool, priming them to think of war and soldiering as cool and exciting, without any discussion of the trauma and death they bring. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) When he got home from Iraq, Hart Viges began sorting through his boyhood toys, looking for some he could pass on to his new baby nephew. He found a ...
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Chicago Public Schools. Staving off collapse. For now. 4.2.2016 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Chicago Public Schools managed to sell $725 million in bonds. Only after Mayor Rahm Emanuel hustled to New York to make a personal pitch to buyers. Only after CPS agreed to pay punishing interest rates of up to 8.5 percent. Only after CPS scaled down its original bid to sell close to $1.2 ...
How local schools can help immigrants become U.S. citizens 3.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The article on the White House's Task Force on New Americans does not mention the public school system, in particular the L.A. Unified School District, where I have been teaching English language classes for 30 years. ("Obama administration is starting in L.A. to help immigrants...

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Washington needs to reform its tax system to fix broken school funding 3.2.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

As your chief financial officer, I can tell you our tax system is failing. It’s grossly unfair to businesses and households, and doesn’t keep up with the economy.
Time Warner Cable and Los Angeles resolve lawsuit over disputed fees 3.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a settlement that resolves a legal dispute with the region's largest pay-TV provider, Time Warner Cable, over the payment of fees.

City Council members on Tuesday voted 15-0 to reclassify $5.2 million in fees that Time Warner Cable had paid under protest....

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager To Step Down 3.2.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
The state-appointed emergency manager of the Detroit public schools system is calling it quits. Darnell Earley was a big target because of his job before this one — as emergency manager of Flint.
The Seventy Four, founded by controversial advocate, takes over LA School Report 2.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The Seventy Four, an organization whose co-founder is a controversial education advocate, has taken over LA School Report, a website that has focused on covering the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The name is a reference to 74 million students attending public schools in the United States....

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New Mexico revises teacher evaluation system 30.1.2016 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – The much-debated teacher evaluation system in New Mexico is getting a makeover amid a court challenge and feedback from educators, the New Mexico Public Education Department announced.Education Secretary Hanna Skandera told The Associated Press on Friday that the revisions will streamline the system and will likely...
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It's a nice thought, but Bernie Sanders can't win 30.1.2016 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
In my heart, I #FeelTheBern. I believe in universal health care coverage, generous minimum wages, an extension of the public education model through college and tight leashes on big banks, all of which are being advanced by the Democratic presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ...
Philly Teachers Go for It 29.1.2016
In the midst of a stifling heat wave, teachers and allies gathered in the chapel of a West Philly church last September to announce we would challenge the leaders of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. Our caucus, the Working Educators (WE), is proud to be running a full slate in the union's February election: nine executive officers, 27 executive board members, and 100 delegates to the national and state union conventions. When we met in 2013 to consider forming a caucus, an election campaign wasn't on our minds. Most of us just wanted to learn more about union activism and the forces shaping public education in Philly. Tumult and insecurity ruled. We had just been hit with a  wave of school closings , imposed by an unelected board. "Opt Out" Campaign Our union leaders weren't talking about overtesting - a big issue that's demoralizing teachers, students, and parents - so we took action ourselves. WE ignited a campaign last year to inform Philadelphia parents and students about their rights to "Opt ...
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Green Dot Charter Schools founder Steve Barr weighs 2017 challenge to Garcetti 28.1.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The founder of a prominent chain of Los Angeles charter schools said Wednesday he is considering running for mayor in 2017, the second person in as many days to muse aloud about challenging incumbent Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Steve Barr, who established the successful Green Dot Charter Schools group...

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