Education

Biden Touts Apprenticeship, National Standard for Earning Academic Credit Through Skilled Trades

Biden Touts Apprenticeship, National Standard for Earning Academic Credit Through Skilled Trades
Speaking at the American Association of Community Colleges convention, Vice President Joe Biden announced a national program that would allow participants in apprenticeship programs to receive academic credit for their experience.
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NYC Parents vs. Wall Street-Backed Charter Schools

NYC Parents vs. Wall Street-Backed Charter Schools
Parents and public school advocates staged a dramatic protest outside the New York City Department of Education on Tuesday against a bid, backed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and financed by Wall Street lobbyists, to evict special needs students in order to make room for charter school expansion.
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Teachers Mad at 22% Cut to Education Funding, Op-Ed Mad at Teachers Rallying on a School Day

Teachers Mad at 22% Cut to Education Funding, Op-Ed Mad at Teachers Rallying on a School Day
Since the economic downturn in 2008, education funding has dropped in Oklahoma more than in any other state. When teachers held a rally last week at the state capitol, the tea party conservatives got upset — not at the estimated 22 percent cut in education funds, but at the "self-righteousness" of holding the rally on a school day.
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Wendy Davis Opponent Getting Education Policy From a White Supremacist?

Wendy Davis Opponent Getting Education Policy From a White Supremacist?
After unsuccessfully mansplaining equal pay for three weeks, Greg Abbott, the Republican frontrunner for Texas governor, finally changed the subject by citing the work of conservative libertarian scholar Charles Murray, a "white nationalist" who opposes universal pre-K. "Oops" doesn't quite cut it, but this is more than a simple gaffe. Using Murray's research could lead Republicans toward education policies that rely more upon eugenics than on equality.
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CT Gov Malloy's Plan to Privatize Public Education Charges Forward Today

CT Gov Malloy's Plan to Privatize Public Education Charges Forward Today
At today's State Board of Education meeting, Governor Dannel "Dan" Malloy's appointees will vote to re-commit Connecticut to the Common Core and then vote to divert scarce public funds to new charter schools in Connecticut. Four new charter school applications are up for vote today, and some of them have some scary ties to the Malloy Administration.
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Four Arguments That Scream 'Save Public Education!'

Four Arguments That Scream 'Save Public Education!'
The education privatizers are trying to convince us that parental 'choice' will solve all the problems in our schools. But the choice they have in mind is to dismantle a once-proud system of education that was nurtured and funded by a society of Americans willing to work together.
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One Small School Resists 'Corporate War on Public Education'

One Small School Resists 'Corporate War on Public Education'
Ongoing student and faculty organizing sit-ins and protests against 'austerity' cuts and mass faculty firings receive outpouring of support.
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How Congress Can Control College Costs Without Any Additional Taxes

How Congress Can Control College Costs Without Any Additional Taxes
The millennials may be the first generation in American history to be worse off than their parents. Despite ever-growing improvements in technology and worker productivity, increasing numbers of college graduates in their 20's and 30's are returning home to live with mom and dad. They are drowning in a sea of red ink. The problem, of course, is college affordability. However, there is something that Congress can do to alleviate some of the pain.
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REPORT: Inordinate Number of Suspensions Begin for Black Children as Early as Preschool

REPORT: Inordinate Number of Suspensions Begin for Black Children as Early as Preschool
The Education Department reported the continued disparities faced by minorities in the US' public schools. Suspensions and punishments for black children begin at the earliest age, starting in preschool.
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Free Higher Education is an Affordable Human Right

Free Higher Education is an Affordable Human Right
I believe the moment will come, perhaps very soon, when we as a society will ask ourselves: How can we deny a higher education to any young person in this country just because she or he can’t afford it?
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