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School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting 18.2.2018 AP National
The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws....
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Department of Education Will No Longer Protect Trans Students Denied Bathroom Access 16.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The Department of Education has announced that it no longer intends to pursue  civil rights complaints  filed by transgender students who are denied  access to appropriate restrooms . The agency, headed by Trump appointee  Betsy DeVos , argues that gender identity is not covered by  Title IX , which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education facilities that receive public funding. But  this interpretation  runs contrary to the beliefs of many trans people, as well as legal scholars and  several courts . And this isn't the first time that  the Department of Education  has denied trans people of all ages their full civil rights, and compromise their ability to participate freely in society. Such efforts are particularly worrisome to a generation of trans kids who grew up during the Obama administration, when progress on their rights was moving forward. The fixation on trans people and bathrooms is, quite frankly, puzzling to most of us -- really, all we want to do is pee. But since the issue ...
Learning Lab Ventures, Net-a-Porter come together to raise $1.4 million to help educate L.A. children 15.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Highland Park-based Learning Lab Ventures' winter gala with luxury online retailer Net-a-Porter raised $1.4 million and included appearances by Jamie Foxx, Sekou Andrews and Ozomatli.
A school shooting victim's long recovery, LAUSD approves benefits package, how DeVos boosted teacher activism: What's new in education 14.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Three of the top Democrats in the governor's race vow to make California — and Sacramento — more diverse 14.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Helping 'Dreamers' pay for college, Trump's education budget, LAUSD seeks a new student board member: What's new in education 13.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Eight takeaways from the budget proposal 13.2.2018 Washington Post
Many of the ideas are dead on arrival, but the blueprint speaks volumes about President Trump’s values — and contradicts many promises he made as a candidate.
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U removes Keillor plaque from campus display 13.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A spokesperson said the removal was part of a regular rotation of images included in the Scholars Walk.
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'Not the right kind of Catholic’: Private schoolteacher fired days after same-sex wedding 12.2.2018 Washington Post
Parents of Jocelyn Morffi's first-grade students said they didn't know or care about her sexual orientation. Now, they're fighting to save her job.
Reclaiming the Radical Critique of Education 10.2.2018 Truthout.com
Whether you read Truthout daily, weekly or even once a month, now's the perfect time to show that you value real journalism. Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! The left has a long history of critiquing not just the content of schooling, but the very concepts and institutions foundational to formal education. Sometimes incompatible but sometimes complementary, radical arguments have marched along side by side over the centuries. Some claimed that the working classes deserved open access to elite education, others that what schools taught was actually nothing more than indoctrination in service to elites and that schools needed a total overhaul in content, while yet others argued that the concepts of school and teacher were in themselves tools for indoctrination and disempowerment and should be abolished. Sometimes one person would adopt more than one, even all, of the above views, depending on the situation or moment. Sometimes radicals just argued the principles among themselves. But there ...
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Black Americans Mostly Left Behind by Progress Since Dr. King's Death 8.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. On Apr. 4, 1968,  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. That was almost 50 years ago. Back then, the wholesale racial integration required by the  1964 Civil Rights Act  was just beginning to chip away at discrimination in education, jobs and public facilities. Black voters had only obtained  legal protections  two years earlier, and the  1968 Fair Housing Act  was about to become law. African-Americans were only beginning to move into neighborhoods, colleges and careers once reserved for whites only. I'm too young to remember those days. But hearing my parents talk about the late 1960s, it sounds in some ways like another world. Numerous African-Americans now hold positions of power, from mayor to governor to corporate chief executive -- and, yes, once upon a time,  president . The US is a very different place than it was 50 years ...
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Why is India ‘missing’ 63 million women — even though development is roaring? 8.2.2018 Washington Post
Why is India ‘missing’ 63 million women — even though development is roaring?
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George Washington adopts mandatory diversity training for incoming students 8.2.2018 Washington Post
George Washington adopts mandatory diversity training for incoming students
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Auto insurance rates have skyrocketed — and in ways that are wildly unfair 7.2.2018 Washington Post
Auto insurance rates have skyrocketed — and in ways that are wildly unfair
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Voices of Resistance: Bringing Black Voices to the Immigration Reform Debate 7.2.2018 Truthout.com
Whether you read Truthout daily, weekly or even once a month, now's the perfect time to show that you value real journalism. Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! A Haitian American who grew up in Miami's Little Haiti community, Francesca Menes remembers the global cries for "Democracy for Haiti" following the 1991 coup. Amidst the current threats to American democracy, she sees a reawakening of the political consciousness of American citizens and an opportunity to build real people power.  As a longtime social justice activist and member of the Black Immigration Network's steering committee, Menes has learned to use her resources to lift up the voices of the most vulnerable. We recently spoke with Menes by phone about her work for our ongoing "Voices of Resistance" series , which aims to draw insight and inspiration from the South's deep history of struggle for social change and to learn from a new generation of Southern leaders working in today's volatile political climate. Her responses have ...
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China's #MeToo movement started on college campuses. It may end there 7.2.2018 L.A. Times - World News

It wasn’t until her thesis advisor locked the door of his sister’s Beijing apartment that Luo Xixi realized his intentions.

Chen Xiaowu had told Luo that he needed her help tending to plants. He didn’t. The only thing that prevented her rape, she said, was a phone call from his wife and her own...

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What’s on MPR News today? 2/7/18 7.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Here are the topics and guests you'll hear today on MPR News.
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The Congressional Review Act: A Damage Assessment 7.2.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  President Donald Trump has boasted that he had signed far more bills during his first months in office than many of his predecessors. Like many of his boasts, this one was misleading. Apart from purely ceremonial bills, the vast majority of bills enacted during his first six months in office stemmed from the Congressional Review Act of 1996 (CRA). This relatively obscure statute passed by the Gingrich Congress, which President Clinton ill-advisedly signed, empowers Congress to overturn major federal regulations within 60 “session” days of promulgation by passing a joint resolution of disapproval signed by the president. If Congress permanently adjourns prior to the end of 60 days that it is in session, the next Congress gets another 75 session days to pass a joint resolution. The current Congress therefore had until late May of 2017 to overturn any major regulation promulgated by the Obama administration ...
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In this classroom, every student's name is 'Judge' 7.2.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They're already being called "Your Honor" in courtrooms across the country, but this week some of America's newest federal judges are students. They're together for training on their new jobs, a workshop affectionately called "Baby Judges School."...
Encinitas students push for an end to human trafficking 6.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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