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Is The Los Angeles Teacher Strike A Different Kind Of Strike?

Peter Greene Forbes
Teachers across the country face a systematic underfunding of public schools and a systematic devaluing of the teaching profession by leaders who say public education should be swept aside to make room for a system of private free-market education.

Friday Nite Videos | March 16, 2018

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Betsy DeVos Flunked Her '60 Minutes' Test. Sixteen Tums | Parody of Sixteen Tons. The Disturbing History of the Suburbs. Anonymous | Down the Dark Web Documentary. Parkland Survivors Discuss Privilege and Responsibility.

Trump Tax Break Could Pay 20,000 Teachers

Ulrich Boser and Abel McDaniels Center for American Progress
The money DeVos and her family would get from just one of the tax breaks in the House bill would pay more than 6,000 teachers. The tax break for President Donald Trump and his family would be enough to pay more than 20,000 teachers.

Friday Nite Videos | October 6, 2017

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John Oliver | The NRA. Cable Street: Anti-Fascist Story in Song. Betsy DeVos Faces Silent Protest at Harvard. An Algorithm That Could Help End Partisan Gerrymandering. How Russia Sent a Small Idaho Town Into a Fake News Tailspin.

Betsy DeVos Faces Silent Protest at Harvard Speech

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was confronted by largely silent protesters holding signs opposing the Trump administration's promotion of for-profit schools and changes to how colleges handle sex assault allegations at a speech at Harvard University.

Dismantling Public Education - Like it or Not, Betsy DeVos Has Made a Mark in Six Months as Education Secretary

Valerie Strauss Washington Post
After six months, Betsy DeVos has taken some major steps to change education policy, and her very presence at the head of the U.S. Education Department signals something important about the past, present and future of public education in the United States. She faces protests at many public appearances, which is why she receives special protection from the U.S. Marshals Service, at an average cost so far this year of $1 million a month.
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