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Neo-Nazi Emboldenment and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy 16.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Police with binoculars and a rifle position themselves on a roof across the street from the Charlottesville City Hall before Jason Kessler, a white nationalist organizer, tried to speak outside the Charlottesville City Hall on August 13, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The police often stood by as white supremacists escalated violence against anti-racist counter-protesters. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) If the neo-Nazis feel especially emboldened to come out of the shadows now, it's because elements of their neo-fascist ideology have found a comfortable place at the highest levels of the current administration, including with Trump himself. Such normalization of hate and bigotry is usually the first step to authoritarianism. Police with binoculars and a rifle position themselves on a roof across the street from the Charlottesville City Hall before Jason Kessler, a white nationalist organizer, tried to speak outside the Charlottesville City Hall on August 13, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. ...
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White Supremacy in the Age of Trump 15.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Since before the election, poor white voters largely have been blamed for the rise of Donald Trump. Although their complicity in his election is clear and well established, they're continually targeted as if their actions are the primary reason Trump won. But in fact, higher-earning, college-educated whites supported him at even greater rates. It's quite easy to brand the working class as the most rabidly xenophobic and racist group of whites. Whether they're brandishing Confederate flags or vociferously vowing to "Make America Great Again," their beliefs about white supremacy are completely exposed for the world to witness. It's much harder to see how those atop the economic pyramid not only greatly benefit from white supremacy but actually use racism to their advantage -- generally from behind the scenes. In short, when we hold the working class responsible for white supremacy, other whites are absolved of racial wrongdoing. By allowing the spread of civic ignorance, by propagating historical lies and ...
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New UW, Tsinghua University partnership will open in Bellevue this fall 15.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A new graduate institute in technology, a partnership with the University of Washington and one of the leading universities in China, will open in September.
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Poll: Support for charters drops markedly over past year 15.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released Tuesday. Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically improve school choice — charter schools and private school voucher programs — and his […]
More students, tech in class: how Kerala govt turned its schools around 14.8.2017 Education – The Indian Express
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Cal state's new course plan: no, not 'back to basics' 12.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Why are the 25,000 students being admitted in the first place? (Re "Cal State to revamp freshman course plan" Aug. 4)

Students not prepared for the curriculum of a Cal State school should be directed to a community college. To make special allowances for them is adding a burden...

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After 6 months on job, education chief still highly divisive 12.8.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It's a stark reminder of the bruising process that spurred angry protests, some ridicule and required the vice president's tie-breaking "yes" vote....
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After 6 months on job, education chief still highly divisive 12.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It’s a stark reminder of the bruising process that spurred angry protests, some ridicule and required the vice president’s tie-breaking “yes” vote. Six months on the job, DeVos is […]
Guam residents seek answers, tout the island amid tensions 12.8.2017 Washington Post: World
The 160,000 residents of Guam are in the crosshairs of escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States.
Guam residents seek answers, tout the island amid tensions 12.8.2017 AP Politics
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- The 160,000 residents of Guam are in the crosshairs of escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States....
Guam residents seek answers, tout the island amid tensions 12.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The 160,000 residents of Guam are in the crosshairs of escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States. The tropical island is a key strategic location in the western Pacific Ocean for the U.S. military, but that also makes it a potential target as the closest American territory to North […]
DeVos say school vouchers part of tax overhaul discussions 11.8.2017 AP National
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that they be expanded into a federal program....
School choice program raises questions about accountability 11.8.2017 AP Politics
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that they be expanded into a federal program....
School choice program raises questions about accountability 11.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that […]
The Source of Trump’s Real Clout 9.8.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
The image of Donald Trump’s “deplorables” – as Hillary Clinton dubbed them – is a bunch of bigoted blue-collar whites waving Confederate flags, but the secret of Trump’s real power lies elsewhere, says historian Keri Leigh Merritt. By Keri Leigh…Read more →
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The Right Wing in America Has Long Tried to Destroy "Government Schools" 9.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
When and how were the seeds sown for the modern far-right's takeover of American politics? Nancy MacLean reveals the deep and troubling roots of this secretive political establishment -- and its decades-long plan to change the rules of democratic governance -- in her new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America. Get your copy by making a donation to Truthout now! Nancy MacLean's  Democracy in Chains: the Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America , is one of the most buzzed-about books of the summer. But her book is also about public education, and the right's long crusade to privatize what they call "government schools." In the latest episode of the Have You Heard Podcast, AlterNet education editor Jennifer Berkshire talks to MacLean about why public education is in the crosshairs of the radical right, and how the history of private school vouchers, a passion of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is inextricably linked to efforts by ...
Seattle-area education officials question adequacy, equity of state’s new school-funding plan 7.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

It’s been more than 36 days since the Washington Legislature crammed through a sweeping overhaul of public education. And school districts still don’t have a firm grasp on who wins and loses in that deal.
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Mark White, Texas governor in the 1980s, dies at 77 7.8.2017 Washington Post
Mark White, Texas governor in the 1980s, dies at 77
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Former Democratic Texas Gov. Mark White dies at 77 6.8.2017 AP Politics
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms that included the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes during his single term in office, has died. He was 77....
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Former Democratic Texas Gov. Mark White dies at 77 6.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms that included the landmark “no-pass, no-play” policy for high school athletes during his single term in office, has died. He was 77. The former governor, who fought kidney cancer for years, died Saturday in Houston shortly after waking up […]
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