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Today’s College Students Are Paying More for Less

Lawrence Wittner History News Network
The huge spike in the cost of a college education has had a devastating effect upon educational opportunity. American student loan debt now totals $1.5 trillion.

Which States Will Teachers Strike in Next?

Mike Elk The Guardian
As a new school year begins, teachers in California, Colorado and Illinois, among other states, are determined to continue the fight for better pay and school funding

See Teacher Run. Run, Teacher, Run.

Eliza Newlin Carney The American Prospect
The more that right-wing groups spend to drive teachers from their unions, the harder educators fight back—and the more they are running for office.

Friday Nite Videos | July 6, 2018

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Workplace Safety: Gun Edition. What Is the Tragedy of the Commons? Movie | Won't You Be My Neighbor? Exposed: Betsy DeVos’s Record Of Dismantling Student Protections. Noam Chomsky: From Geopolitical Conflict to Nuclear Abolition.

The Defiant Ones

Amy Crawford, Photographs by Lola Flash Smithsonian Magazine
As young girls, they fought the fierce battle to integrate America’s schools. They were African-American children, the vast majority girls, who were “firsts” in the years before and after the Supreme Court struck down school segregation.
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