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Towns and cities fear trickle-down effects of federal tax plan 18.11.2017 Washington Post
Officials are warning that the $1.5 trillion tax legislation in Congress, which would eliminate or curtail taxpayers’ ability to deduct the cost of state and local taxes from their federal tax bill, threatens to undermine local leaders’ ability to raise money for government services, including police and schools.
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Trump nominee for No. 2 spot at Education Department stumbles on key questions at confirmation hearing 16.11.2017 Washington Post
Trump nominee for No. 2 spot at Education Department stumbles on key questions at confirmation hearing
Minn. high court case could reshape teacher tenure 16.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Supreme Court said it will hear a case brought by a group of Minnesota parents who claim tenure protections make it too hard to fire ineffective teachers and worsen the achievement gap.
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Md. school official apologizes for reference to people with intellectual disabilities 15.11.2017 Washington Post
Md. school official apologizes for reference to people with intellectual disabilities
Forbes' weird list of '30 Under 30′ in education: No classroom teachers made the cut 15.11.2017 Washington Post
Forbes' weird list of '30 Under 30′ in education: No classroom teachers made the cut
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When Unions Lead Education Reform 14.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Far more people read Truthout than will ever donate -- but we rely on donations to keep our publication running strong. Support independent journalism by making a contribution now! In the summer of 1995, Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association, and Helen Bernstein, former president of the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), organized a group of union leaders from 21 locals across the country to discuss how teacher unions might mobilize their resources to strengthen and improve public education. The  Teacher Union Reform Network  (TURN) launched one year later, and over the next two decades, the voluntary network would convene several times per year to share ideas on how their American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Association (NEA) locals could do things differently and better.  In October, marking a notable shift for this generally loose, informal network of locals, TURN released their  first-ever national report -- a chance, they say, to revitalize public ...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo headed to California for fundraising. A sign of presidential ambitions? 12.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Fueling speculation about a possible presidential run, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will travel to California for fundraisers Tuesday with lawyers, financiers and entertainment industry leaders, according to sources familiar with the events.

The two-term governor, expected to run for a third in 2018,...

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In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria 12.11.2017 AP National
MIAMI (AP) -- The arrival of more than than 130,000 Puerto Ricans in Florida since Hurricane Maria has some officials anticipating a political shakeup in a battleground state dominated by the Republican party....
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo headed to California for fundraising. A sign of presidential ambitions? 12.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Fueling speculation about a possible presidential run, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will travel to California for fundraisers Tuesday with lawyers, financiers and entertainment industry leaders, according to sources familiar with the events.

The two-term governor, expected to run for a third in 2018,...

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The 2017 Elections Mark the Dawn of Change 10.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. What a difference a year makes! Waking up after Election Day in 2017 is incredibly different from last November, when we faced the prospect of a misogynist-in-chief in the White House, starring in a four-year reality show of his own creation at our expense. Trump and his cronies have worked hard to undermine every fundamental of our society: trust, solidarity, and equal opportunities for all. From the environment to health care, voting rights to immigration and education, they've relentlessly chipped away the bonds that hold us together. But we've worked harder, and smarter. We've come together, and dawn has finally come. We had to take to the streets and then to the polls to defend our nation's beliefs, but we did it. A Path Emerges Now, just a year later, Democrats and Progressives have reasons to feel proud. Tuesday's wins point a path towards even greater gains in midterm elections next year, which ...
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Douglas County school vouchers hanging by a thread after opponents’ victory in Tuesday elections 9.11.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Backers and foes of school vouchers can finally agree on one thing: Douglas County School District's first-of-its-kind school voucher program is hanging by a thread.
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We teachers spend our own money on class supplies. Don't kill our tax break for it. 9.11.2017 Washington Post
We teachers spend our own money on class supplies. Don't kill our tax break for it.
Ready (or not) to choose Virginia’s next governor? A guide to the race and issues 6.11.2017 Washington Post
Ready (or not) to choose Virginia’s next governor? A guide to the race and issues
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One year later: Bernie Sanders, Maxine Waters and others on the 2016 election and what it wrought 5.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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The GOP tax reform bill helps Betsy DeVos's school choice agenda, but worries public education advocates 3.11.2017 Washington Post
The GOP tax reform bill helps Betsy DeVos's school choice agenda, but worries public education advocates
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Former D.C. schools chancellor Henderson officially 'reprimanded' by D.C. ethics board 3.11.2017 Washington Post
Former D.C. schools chancellor Henderson officially 'reprimanded' by D.C. ethics board
Stephen Bannon met with teachers union leader Randi Weingarten seeking common ground on Trump agenda 2.11.2017 Washington Post
Stephen Bannon met with teachers union leader Randi Weingarten seeking common ground on Trump agenda
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Breaking Through the Political Barriers to Free Education 31.10.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky speaks with Ecuadoran Minister of Foreign Affairs Ricardo Patiño in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 29, 2015. (Photo: Cancillería del Ecuador ) Driven by neoliberal politics, our current educational system is both a product and a driver of deep social inequities. In this interview, world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin take on the question of who should pay for education -- and how a radical reshaping of our educational system could be undertaken in the US. Noam Chomsky speaks with Ecuadoran Minister of Foreign Affairs Ricardo Patiño in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 29, 2015. (Photo: Cancillería del Ecuador ) This is the third part of a wide-ranging interview series with world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. Read part one  here  and part two  here . C.J. Polychroniou: Noam, higher education in the US is a terribly expensive affair, and hundreds of billions are owed in student loans. First, do you think that a system of free higher ...
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Denver approves a smoking and vaping ban for the 16th Street Mall 31.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council approved a public smoking ban on the 16th Street Mall 9-0 Monday night, ending a weeks-long debate about how best to ensure that police don't enforce the new restrictions unfairly.
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There Is No "Progressive Case" for Charter Schools 30.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Porqi ; Edited: LW / TO) President Donald Trump swept into office on a platform that included  support  for charter schools and other alternatives to public schools, and his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, an ardent supporter of "school choice" in all its forms, recently  announced  her department would provide over a quarter-billion dollars to help expand charters. So it's surprising to see the Center for American Progress, originators of the #Resist campaign, issue a "Progressive Case for Charter Schools" that  decries  the "waning" support for charters among Democrats and scolds charter school skeptics for being against progressive institutions. But CAP's argument for charters is flawed and unconvincing in multiple ways. Its authors rely on a very select and problematic evidence base for the supposed advantages of charters, repeatedly anchor conclusions to charter enthusiasts and charter marketing materials, and cherry-pick a sample of charter schools that prompt more questions than ...
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