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Walz poised to propose budget that reflects his values 19.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Gov. Tim Walz will propose his first two-year state budget Tuesday that is expected to total nearly $50 billion.
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Teacher Strikes Are Rattling Washington 17.2.2019 Truthout.com
Teacher pay was front and center at the House Education Committee meeting.

The post Teacher Strikes Are Rattling Washington appeared first on Truthout.

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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders put Denver teachers strike in national spotlight 13.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders endorsed the Denver teachers strike, putting it in the national political spotlight.
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Colorado lawmaker wants to let lottery money be used for education 12.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
As hundreds of Denver Public Schools teachers and their supporters rallied outside the Capitol on Monday, a Republican lawmaker released his idea for getting more money into state education.
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ChangeMakers: Verna Price, Shane Price and the Power of People 6.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Verna Price and Shane Price have helped thousands since they started the Power of People Leadership Institute 16 years ago.
Despite Backlash, Teacher Strikes Are Spreading Across Country 1.2.2019 Truthout.com
Teachers in Colorado, Virginia and Oakland are protesting, while teachers in red states face retaliatory legislation.

The post Despite Backlash, Teacher Strikes Are Spreading Across Country appeared first on Truthout.

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Private educators have long had it out for public schools. Charters are part of that effort 31.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: We strongly disagree with David Osborne’s view that the proliferation of charter schools is not responsible for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s financial problems.

Since the early days of school voucher ballot measures, private and parochial schools have attacked public...

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announces he will not run for president 30.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that he will not run for president, declining to take a long-shot gamble that Democrats will pick a little-known local official to challenge President Trump.

After nearly two years of flirting with the idea that he could leap from City Hall to the...

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Bernie’s Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape 29.1.2019 Truthout.com
Another Sanders run could stoke productive tensions between grassroots activism and electoral politics.

The post Bernie’s Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape appeared first on Truthout.

Striking teachers scapegoated charter schools, but they're not the problem 28.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Listening to the rhetoric of the teachers unions, one might have thought the teachers’ strike in Los Angeles was about charter schools. “When someone says there’s no money, why isn’t there money?” National Education Assn. President Lily Eskelsen García asked on MSNBC the first day of the strike.

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Teachers’ strike and PG&E crisis test Newsom right out of the gate 28.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Just hours after the warring parties in the Los Angeles teachers’ strike hailed Gov. Gavin Newsom for helping end the weeklong labor impasse, activist Erin Brockovich stood on the south steps of the state Capitol and demanded that the governor and state lawmakers hold Pacific Gas & Electric Co....

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Effects of L.A. teachers' strike ripple across California and beyond 27.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

They didn’t write the lesson plan or instruct Cristopher Bautista’s ninth-grade English class. But members of United Teachers Los Angeles were a powerful presence in the classroom where he works at Oakland Technical High School.

UTLA had taken to the streets 370 miles south, striking for smaller...

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A new generation of immigrant parents in LAUSD who respect teachers 26.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Many of us who were around in the late 1940s and ’50s as young teachers remember parents being very supportive of our efforts. They were anxious to assist in the education of their children because many saw this as a path to becoming successful adults. (“In teachers’ strike settlement,...

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The thorny issue lurking behind the teachers' strike: charter schools 26.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The strike talk was mostly about new hiring, smaller class sizes and salary increases. But lurking just below the surface during the teacher walkout in the Los Angeles Unified School District was another issue: charter schools, which many teachers (and their union) fear and loathe, seeing them...

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Los Angeles School Counselors Strike Back 24.1.2019 Truthout.com
California ranks 47th in the nation when it comes to school counselor access.

The post Los Angeles School Counselors Strike Back appeared first on Truthout.

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'A revolt of the middle class': L.A. teachers' strike sheds light on city's growing inequities 24.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles is often criticized for its lack of public engagement and low voter turnout, and as a place where neighborhoods have a sense of community but the city overall feels fragmented.

But the nation saw a different side of L.A. when last week’s teachers’ strike galvanized the city. Thousands...

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The public needs to back up its support of L.A. teachers with more money for education 24.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The teachers union, United Teachers Los Angeles, and the L.A. Unified School District both want to provide the best education for all students, the best working environment for all employees and a positive future for public education.

The settlement of the teachers’ strike is a victory...

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L.A. Teachers Reach Deal to End Strike 23.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Teachers have approved an agreement reached by their union and the city’s school district to end a weeklong strike that upended education for half a million students and raised the stakes in a national debate over public education.
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Parents, students celebrate return to routine as L.A. teachers end strike, head back to class 23.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles teachers and union staff returned to school Wednesday morning, hours after voting on a contract agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District that put an end to a strike that spanned six school days.

The tentative agreement, announced early Tuesday, followed an all-night negotiating...

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The LAUSD strike may be over, but the real work lies ahead 23.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

On Wednesday, some 31,000 Los Angeles teachers will be back in school. Nearly half a million students will back to learning. And parents’ lives will be back to normal after the six-day strike and the weeks of uncertainty leading up to it.

It has been a deeply disruptive period — and expensive as...

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