Education

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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CT Gov Embroiled in Charter School Scandal, Friend Given No-Bid Contract

CT Gov Embroiled in Charter School Scandal, Friend Given No-Bid Contract
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy is trying to force charter schools down the throats of his constituents. But parents and friends of Clark Elementary School have risen up in anger, stopping the delivery of that school into private hands. The hands of, it turns out, close associates of the Governor.
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SC Lawmakers Consider Cutting Colleges’ Funding Over LGBT Books

SC Lawmakers Consider Cutting Colleges’ Funding Over LGBT Books
Last month, amid all the discussions involved in passing a $7 billion state budget, South Carolina lawmakers took a few minutes to punish state schools for assigning “gay-themed” books as part of required reading lists.
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PA Democrats Vie for Top of the Gubernatorial Ticket

PA Democrats Vie for Top of the Gubernatorial Ticket
The Pennsylvania Democratic ticket for Governor possibilities keeps growing. Though Tom Wolf seems to be a party favorite, names like newcomer Jack Wagner or stalwarts Rob McCord or Allyson Schwartz can't be discounted.
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