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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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Dark money just keeps on coming in school board races 30.10.2017 Washington Post
Dark money just keeps on coming in school board races
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How to fix American democracy: Ideas that get beyond our day-to-day political upheaval 29.10.2017 Washington Post
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the election, 38 writers and artists propose solutions that could repair the underlying conditions bedeviling our system.
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A quarter of the schools the education secretary has visited are private or religious 27.10.2017 Washington Post
Betsy DeVos differs from her predecessors by never having worked in a public school and by her immense wealth. Private schools educate only 10 percent of U.S. schoolchildren.
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Virginia school work sheet that identified KKK as 'right wing' pulled after complaints 26.10.2017 Washington Post
Virginia school work sheet that identified KKK as 'right wing' pulled after complaints
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Meet the folks promoting the sixth-time’s-the-charm 27J mill levy override 26.10.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
The parents and educators who make up I Am 27J are hitting the school district's streets and phone lines to campaign for the latest mill levy override.
For The First Time Since Hurricane Maria, Some Kids In Puerto Rico Went Back To School 25.10.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
In Puerto Rico, some students returned to class on Tuesday, more than a month after Hurricane Maria shut down the public school system island-wide. But many schools have not re-opened, fueling frustration among teachers, parents and students.
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California Teachers Assn. votes to endorse Gavin Newsom for governor 22.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Bill Gates has a(nother) plan for K-12 public education. The others didn't go so well. 20.10.2017 Washington Post
Bill Gates has a(nother) plan for K-12 public education. The others didn't go so well.
Allegations against Ref Rodriguez taint the entire charter school movement 19.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Could you imagine what would have happened, say, three years ago if a member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education had been charged with money laundering and accused of ethical violations? (“Ref Rodriguez needs to explain himself — or get off the board,” editorial,...

Principal: 'Money matters. Race matters. Grit talk makes me angry.' 19.10.2017 Washington Post
Principal: 'Money matters. Race matters. Grit talk makes me angry.'
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5 shot, 3 dead in Maryland business park, gunman on the run, Harford sheriff says 18.10.2017 LA Times: Nation

Three people have died and two are injured in a shooting at an Edgewood area business park, the Harford County sheriff said Wednesday.

The shooting occurred around 8:58 a.m. at Advanced Granite Solutions, and sheriff’s deputies were on the scene within four minutes, according to Sheriff Jeffrey...

Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban 18.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Hawaii federal judge issued an order Tuesday blocking major parts of President Trump’s newest travel ban, suggesting it violated immigration law.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu stopped the administration’s travel restrictions nationwide hours before they were...

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Death toll from San Diego hepatitis A outbreak rises to 19; more than 500 cases confirmed 18.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

San Diego’s hepatitis A outbreak added another death Tuesday, pushing the total to 19 as the number of confirmed cases passed 500.

Updated numbers released by the county Health and Human Services Agency come as a massive effort around vaccination, sanitation and public education continues to try...

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Hawaii judge blocks Trump's new travel ban 18.10.2017 LA Times: Nation

A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday issued an order blocking major parts of President Trump’s newest travel ban, suggesting it violated immigration law.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu stops the administration’s travel restrictions nationwide before they were scheduled...

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