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Detroit Teachers Stage Sick-Outs, Wage Legal Battle Over Flint Water Crisis

Detroit Teachers Stage Sick-Outs, Wage Legal Battle Over Flint Water Crisis
On Monday, two Detroit public schools were closed following a second wave of sick-outs. Teachers are protesting over the condition of the schools. On January 20th, 91 percent of Detroit Public Schools were closed due to sick-outs. Over 800 teachers called in sick and more than 45,000 students were sent home.
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Ties Bind Conservative School Board's Anti-Union Attacks

Ties Bind Conservative School Board's Anti-Union Attacks
The most recent battle in the conservative attack on teachers’ unions erupted in Loveland’s Thompson School District. The fight comes in the wake of similar — and perhaps politically connected — squabbles in Jefferson County and Douglas County where conservative board members have tried to bulldoze the unions — and in JeffCo may get recalled instead.
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Confounded Fathers: Constitution Framers Appalled at Attacks on Free Public Education

Confounded Fathers: Constitution Framers Appalled at Attacks on Free Public Education
This post originally ran in May 2012. We are reviving it at this time in conjunction with Bernie Sanders' call for a free public college education for all. We hope it sheds some light on why this not only isn't a radical idea, but is one deeply rooted in our nation's history. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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JeffCO Public Schools Officials Call Cops on Veteran Teachers During New Teacher Orientation

JeffCO Public Schools Officials Call Cops on Veteran Teachers During New Teacher Orientation
A handful of Jefferson County’s veteran public school teachers met outside Green Mountain High School today to welcome incoming teachers at the district’s induction day – a new employee training. The long-timers handed out flyers inviting the newbies to an afternoon get-together put on by the Jefferson County Education Association, the teacher’s union.
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Op-Ed: Young Workers & Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life, Apprenticeship Crucial

Op-Ed: Young Workers & Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life, Apprenticeship  Crucial
In The Daytona Daily News, professor Rick Sheridan touts apprenticeship programs arguing that they offer a vital alternative to college for those seeking a middle class lifestyle. Sheridan notes that while the average college student will graduate with $30,000 in debt, the average apprentice will earn solid wages while learning a craft debt-free. Globally, America is lagging in the apprenticeship department with respect to young people
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Is Public Education in Alabama Poised on the Brink of Disaster?

Is Public Education in Alabama Poised on the Brink of Disaster?
Hyperbole? Not really. Let's take a look at recent events and the GOP supermajority's plan to "fix" the state budget crisis during the special session set to reconvene the first week of August.
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More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History

More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History
Newark students are now making their way to McCarter Highway with a plan to send a loud and clear message to Governor Chris Christie!!! #OurNewark
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Education, Not Cheap Cigarettes, Lifts People Out Of Poverty

Education, Not Cheap Cigarettes, Lifts People Out Of Poverty
In Minnesota's legislature, Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R) and Rep. Carly Melin (DFL) disagree about a bill that would prevent cigarette taxes from automatically going up every year.
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Teachable Moments in OK: The Importance Of Awareness

Teachable Moments in OK: The Importance Of Awareness
Some of you might remember I made a formal open records request to view internal records of how the Norman School District handled rape and bullying allegations that recently spawned a large demonstration supported by the organization YES ALL Daughters. Case closed, right? Organized protest works! Well, not so fast.
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Groundswell Shouts Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover

Groundswell Shouts Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover
You wouldn't have a mechanic perform your heart surgery, would you? So why is Time Magazine giving a bunch of billionaires – with no experience running schools – who want to "fix" the public education system such extensive coverage?
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