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Clinton, Pence Mislead on Indiana Education 26.7.2016 FactCheck
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that the Republican vice presidential nominee, Gov. Mike Pence, "slashed education funding in Indiana." But Pence claimed he made "record investments in education." Clinton is wrong, and Pence is misleading.
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Democrats want 'free' college. It would be nice if they delivered Americans a decent high school education first. 26.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Republicans aren’t the only ones facing disunity in their party as the general election gets fully underway.

The Democratic convention in Philadelphia opens this week amid a chorus of grumbling from Bernie Sanders supporters over Hillary Clinton’s uninspired choice of technocrat Tim Kaine as vice...

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Who's paying for the Democratic convention? 25.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Philadelphia is gearing up for the Democratic National Convention with its signature brand of bad taste. Everywhere I look, from the doorstep of the brownstone-and-brick Union League on Broad Street to the central courtyard of the ornate City Hall, I see fiberglass donkeys, the mascot of the Democratic...

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Why charter schools get public education advocates so angry 24.7.2016 Washington Post
Why charter schools get public education advocates so angry
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Why Philadelphia is a perpetual underdog 24.7.2016 Washington Post
The site of this week’s political convention is Washington’s opposite: friendly, passionate, muscular, a bit rough, huge of heart and frequently thin on ambition. But outsiders tend to reduce the city to a cliche, invariably “Rocky” — sweaty variations on a theme that make the city appear relentlessly dark, dated and monosyllabic.
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Maryland’s Republican party is losing a major fundraiser 22.7.2016 Washington Post
Maryland’s Republican party is losing a major fundraiser
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Colorado seeks drivers for drunken driving study 21.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado transportation officials want Denver metro area drivers to voluntarily submit to breathalyzer tests to gauge their drinking and driving habits.
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How a Bank Robber Is Right on Taxes 20.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
If policymakers need to raise revenues, they should go to where the money is: Tax the multi-millionaires and billionaires on their net assets. (Image: Pixabay) It's been nearly eight years since the 2008 global recession devastated the budgets of state and local governments across the country -- and our lawmakers have explored every possible way to raise money except for raising taxes on corporations and our richest citizens. One way that states have raised revenue without raising taxes on the rich is to have police write enough citations and tickets to make up for budget shortfalls. In Ferguson Missouri for instance, where Mike Brown was shot to death in the middle of the road two years ago, the Ferguson Police Department's "target" revenue accounted for 20% of the city's operating budget. That's one out of every five dollars that the city wants to come from tickets for misdemeanors like jaywalking, speeding, or simply being parked on the wrong block at the wrong time of day. See more news and opinion ...
Since 1980, spending on prisons has grown 3 times faster than spending on public education 20.7.2016 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – State and local spending on prisons and jails has grown three times faster over the last three decades than spending on public education for preschool through high school, according to a new analysis of federal data by the U.S. Education Department.The analysis comes amid a growing bipartisan agreement about the need...
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Clinton Hands Trump an Opening: Pence's Record on Education 20.7.2016 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Hillary assails the Indiana governor for his charter-school policies—but that’s a fight the Republicans ought to embrace.
Audit: Employee stole $67K from Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind 20.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A financial analyst at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind skimmed at least $67,000 from school accounts over four years, according to a report released Tuesday by the Utah State Auditor’s Office. State Auditor John Dougall said the theft was brought to his attention by USDB Superintendent Joel Coleman, who had noticed accounting irregularities after being named superintendent in 2013. Dougall credited Coleman and his staff for working to address weaknesses in the handling of school funds,... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Kudos to Randy Dorn for suing over school-funding reform 20.7.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

The lawsuit from the state Superintendent of Public Instruction helps ratchet up pressure on lawmakers to solve Washington’s school-funding problem.
Group: Half of Syrian refugee kids in Lebanon not in school 19.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SAADNAYEL, Lebanon (AP) — Syrian refugee Saddam al-Khleif hates going to school and spends most of his days either watching TV or playing outside the tent in the eastern Lebanese town of Saadnayel where he has lived with his family since fleeing civil war in his country five years ago. Al-Khleif’s two older brothers also […]
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Essential California: Gravitational pull can trigger earthquakes on San Andreas fault 19.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Tuesday, July 19. Police descended on a San Mateo neighborhood after receiving reports of a mountain lion in the area. Residents were told to shelter in place, but it was all for naught. The ferocious puma turned out to be a regular house cat. Here's what else is happening in...

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In Minneapolis stop, Clinton pledges support for teachers and public education 19.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Clinton spoke at the national convention of the American Federation of Teachers, a union that endorsed her presidential candidacy a year ago. Her speech triggered a brief protest.
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Long Beach educator will be first Latino to lead California community colleges 19.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, a nationally recognized leader in public education who heads the Long Beach Community College District, was named Monday as the new chancellor of California’s community college system.

He will become the first Latino chancellor of the 113-college system, which serves 2.1 million...

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D.C. students choose to enroll in summer school to stay on track 18.7.2016 Washington Post
D.C. students choose to enroll in summer school to stay on track
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Wendell Anderson, state's 33rd governor, dead at 83 17.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Anderson championed what become known as the "Minnesota Miracle" and graced the cover of Time magazine as the leader of a state other places could emulate.
Teacher: 'There simply is a lot working against us' 17.7.2016 Washington Post
Teacher: 'There simply is a lot working against us'
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Popular Uprising Backs Striking Teachers in Southern Mexico 17.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
In Chiapas, Mexico, what started as a fight for teachers union power has exploded into a popular movement against the privatization of public education and the entire public sector. Fifty thousand teachers, students, parents, and small-business owners marched at sunset July 11 through the streets of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital city of Chiapas -- in just one of at least 10 protests across five states. Meanwhile an hour east, in the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, parents, students, social justice organizations, and members of civil society were gathering for the 15th night of their highway blockade. The protests came as representatives of the CNTE, the dissident caucus in the teachers union, met with federal representatives in Mexico City for their third dialogue on the controversial education reform. The teachers have been fighting this reform since 2012, when the Mexican Congress passed the measure . It's being imposed gradually, region by region. But in the last few months, as the reform has ...
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