User: demo Topic: University Privatization
Category: Public Education
Last updated: Aug 15 2018 21:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
21 to 40 of 12,871    
Teachers fill North Carolina capital's streets demanding better pay, more resources 16.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Teachers demanding better pay and more resources filled the streets of North Carolina's capital city Wednesday with loud chants and the color red, continuing the trend of educators around the country rising up to pressure lawmakers for change.

Thousands of teachers from around the state marched...

North Carolina shuts schools, braces itself as teachers flock to state Capitol 16.5.2018 Washington Post
Teachers will rally for more public school funding, a protest expected to keep hundreds of thousands of students out of the classroom.
A few rich charter school supporters are spending millions to elect Antonio Villaraigosa governor 15.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

California voters have seen a barrage of sunny television ads in recent weeks touting former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s record on finances, crime and education, aired by Families & Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor 2018.

But the group is, in fact, largely funded by a...

Also found in: [+]
Echoing MLK in 1968, activists kick off new Poor People's Campaign 14.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Carolina Alas, a fast-food worker from Richmond, Calif., does not meet official definitions of poverty.

The 48-year-old immigrant from El Salvador has a full-time job working 40 hours a week, cooking hamburgers at a Jack in the Box. But Alas, a U.S. citizen, struggles to pay her $700 rent, phone...

Also found in: [+]
Talking schools with L.A. Unified's new superintendent 13.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Incoming L.A. Unified superintendent Austin Beutner sits for an interview with the education team.
Also found in: [+]
David Blair for Montgomery County executive 13.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A decisive primary race for the top job in a big locality facing equally big challenges.
Here's how the Poor People's Campaign aims to finish what MLK started 11.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

On Monday, thousands of low-wage workers, clergy and activists will gather at the U.S. Capitol and more than 30 statehouses across the country to kick off the Poor People’s Campaign, a radical civil disobedience movement that aims to push the issue of poverty to the top of the national political...

Also found in: [+]
John 'Jab'o' Starks, drummer for James Brown's band, dies at 79 5.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

John “Jab’o” Starks, a drummer whose crisp, disciplined grooves propelled some of James Brown’s biggest hits and helped define the offbeat rhythmic style of early funk and hip-hop, died May 1 at his home in Mobile, Ala. He was 79.

His manager, Kathie Williams, said he had myelodysplastic syndrome,...

New L.A. schools chief Beutner pledges to learn and to take action 3.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In his first news conference since being named to the post, new Los Angeles schools Supt. Austin Beutner on Wednesday acknowledged his lack of experience in education, but pledged to push cooperatively but unflinchingly to improve the district’s academic performance and stabilize its finances.

...
Jab’o Starks, drummer who kept the beat for James Brown, dies at 79 3.5.2018 Washington Post
Jab’o Starks, drummer who kept the beat for James Brown, dies at 79
Baker’s public schools takeover: Achievement or Achilles’ heel? 30.4.2018 Washington Post
Baker’s public schools takeover: Achievement or Achilles’ heel?
Betsy DeVos was asked, again, about visiting struggling schools. A staffer interjected. 29.4.2018 Washington Post
Betsy DeVos was asked, again, about visiting struggling schools. A staffer interjected.
What you need to know to follow the money debate behind the Colorado teacher walkouts 28.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado teachers are marching at the Capitol this week for more school funding and better pay. Advocates for more education funding will point to the $7 billion that the state has withheld from schools since the Great Recession, while fiscal conservatives point to the billions the state has spent on schools in those same years.
D.C. schools could face sharp dip in graduation rate after scandal 28.4.2018 Washington Post
D.C. schools could face sharp dip in graduation rate after scandal
D.C. falls short on human rights 28.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
More than a decade has passed since it became the U.S.’s first Human Rights City.
Also found in: [+]
Bipartisan compromise reached on changes to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission 27.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Democrats and Republicans in the state Senate on Friday reached a bipartisan compromise on changes to the hot-button Colorado Civil Rights Commission, potentially putting an end to months of party-line debate about the panel's future.
Also found in: [+]
The Arizona teacher walkouts are just a skirmish in the larger war on public education 26.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Teachers are walking out again, this time shutting down campuses in 90 or more school districts across Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey claims to be puzzled: He endorsed a plan to give teachers raises that would add up to a 20% pay increase over the next three years. Why would teachers walk out now?

Surely...

Also found in: [+]
Teachers from only D.C. charter school with a union take to the streets to protest 26.4.2018 Washington Post
Teachers from only D.C. charter school with a union take to the streets to protest
Also found in: [+]
Sarah Jessica Parker collaborates with Gilt on bridal line 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
The collection, which is comprised of 10 styles, takes its cues from Parker's vision of a modern, non-traditional bride.
A forgotten piece of Virginia history and what it says about the state today 21.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A forgotten piece of Virginia history and what it says about the state today
21 to 40 of 12,871