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Sheryl Allen: We deserve nonpartisan elections in education 28.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The 2018 election year will be different, very different. We’ll be voting on many elected officials. All of them will be important. But elections for the Utah State Board of Education will be altered. For the first time in decades, those elections will be partisan. Yes, that means candidates will be running, if they want to win, as either a Republican or a Democrat. This is because of a last-minute amendment to SB 78 that was passed by the Legislature in 2016. If board members are partisan (e... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Gov. Jerry Brown approves a $183-billion state budget, though a few details are unfinished 28.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Gov. Jerry Brown approves a $183-billion California budget that includes increases in education spending 28.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Utah’s partisan school board elections are unconstitutional and exclusionary, advocates say. Now they're suing 27.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A group education-focused Utahns on Tuesday asked a state judge to toss out the 2016 law that requires partisan elections for the Utah State Board of Education on the grounds that it violates the state Constitution. Set to take effect in 2018, SB78 violates the Utah Constitution’s ban on partisan tests or qualifications as a condition of employment in Utah schools and the principle of “one man, one vote,” the complaint filed in Salt Lake City’s 3rd District Court asserts. The lawsuit also asks a...
The Daily 202: Thwarted in Washington, the Koch network racks up conservative victories in the states 27.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Reducing union power, promoting private education, changing sentencing laws – often under the radar
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Chance the Rapper, Solange Knowles and five must-see BET Awards moments 27.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Kendrick Lamar spit flames during his featured verse in Future's "Mask Off (Remix)," breathing much-needed life into the ceremony. Lamar is a consistent MVP at the BET Awards, even when he's not the star of the show, as seen in his supporting role in Beyoncé's "Freedom" performance last year.Solange...
Do charters or traditional schools have it worse? A new study says both 26.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Chance honored by Obama, '90s nostalgia rules at BET Awards 26.6.2017 AP National
The 2017 BET Awards had stumbles, from technical problems during a performance to going well over its planned three-and-a-half hour time slot during the live show held Sunday in Los Angeles. But the show&apos;s performances and special moments made up for having to stay up late on a Sunday....
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Chance honored by Obama, ’90s nostalgia rules at BET Awards 26.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

The 2017 BET Awards had stumbles, from technical problems during a performance to going well over its planned three-and-a-half hour time slot during the live show held Sunday in Los Angeles. But the show’s performances and special moments made up for having to stay up late on a Sunday. CHANCE’S GOOD WORK At the tender […]
Tamar Braxton gives the BET Awards a vital surge of power 26.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Tamar Braxton saw an opening, and she took it.

Performing midway through Sunday’s BET Awards, the R&B singer and reality-television star tore into her song “My Man” — about how you should “never trust a lonely woman with the one you love” — as though her life depended on it.

She whipped her long...

Michelle Obama honors Chance the Rapper at BET Awards. 26.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Bradley Foundation Fueled "Independent Women's Forum" Campaign Against Paid Sick Leave Laws and More 25.6.2017 Truthout.com
The Independent Women's Forum is advocating against the interests of millions of women in the workplace. (Image: Pixabay ; Edited: JR / TO ) Support media that exposes wrongdoing and pushes back against right-wing forces: Make a tax-deductible donation to the independent journalism at Truthout. The Bradley Files provide new insights into who underwrote recent efforts to undermine popular public policies that help women and families, such as paid sick leave laws. The Bradley Foundation did, through funding the controversial Independent Women's Forum. The files indicate that Bradley gave the Independent Women's Forum more than one million dollars over the years. That includes nearly half a million dollars in the past three years in response to its proposals for a campaign against public support for requiring paid sick leave, providing better child care policies, addressing the wage gap, and ensuring Americans can access life-saving medical treatment through the Affordable Care Act, known as ...
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Economic Update: Capitalism's Self-Destruction 23.6.2017 Truthout.com
Economic Update  is in partnership with  Truthout.org Your radio station needs Economic Update! If you are a radio station,  check this out . If you want to hear Economic Update on your favorite local station,  send them this . Visit Professor Wolff's social movement project,  democracyatwork.info. Permission to reprint Professor Wolff's writing and videos is granted on an individual basis. Please contact  p rofwolff@rdwolff.com  to request permission. We reserve the right to refuse or rescind permission at any ...
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Tattoo parlor settles lawsuit brought by student with HIV 23.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A 27-year-old Utah college students with HIV has reached a legal settlement agreement with a Clearfield tattoo parlor that had denied him service based on his medical condition — a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to a statement from the Salt Lake City-based Disability Law Center, the Six Feet Below tattoo shop has changed its policy to ensure that people with disabilities are not excluded from receiving tattoos or piercings. Six Feet Below also agreed to donate...
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Public transportation won’t solve Denver’s school choice woes, study finds 23.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Providing all Denver middle and high school students with free public transportation is unlikely to result in equal access to the city’s best schools, according to a new analysis from the Center on Reinventing Public Education in Washington state.
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Utah tattoo parlor settles lawsuit brought by student with HIV 23.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A 27-year-old Utah college students with HIV has reached a legal settlement agreement with a Clearfield tattoo parlor that had denied him service based on his medical condition — a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to a statement from the Salt Lake City-based Disability Law Center, the Six Feet Below tattoo shop has changed its policy to ensure that people with disabilities are not excluded from receiving tattoos or piercings. Six Feet Below also agreed to donate... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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DeVos picks private student loan chief to head government loan program 22.6.2017 Washington Post
DeVos picks private student loan chief to head government loan program
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A valedictorian went rogue in his final speech. His school tried to shut him down. 21.6.2017 Washington Post
The Exeter, Penn., class president had hoped to make a point about the school's handling of the student government. The school turned off the microphone.
Letter: Bring back the graduated income tax 21.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. gave us the 5 percent flat income tax, much to the benefit of the most affluent of Utah citizens. Now that it is apparent that this move has left the public school system short-changed, several people who benefited most from the flat tax are pushing for a slight increase in the flat tax along with an increase in the sales tax. This is so wrong. The fairest way to increase funds for our schools is to go back to a graduated income tax system. Those individuals who sit on top ...
Audit dings Utah Charter School Board for improper use of state startup funds 20.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A state start-up grant was improperly awarded to Athlos Academy before the Herriman charter school was formally approved for operation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Utah State Auditor. The State Charter School Board approved a $124,100 grant for Athlos Academy in July of 2015, the report states, three months after the Utah Board of Education voted to deny Athlos’ application to open a school. Athlos Academy’s application was later approved by the state school board in Septembe...
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