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International Study: Books Produce Readers

Alison Flood The Guardian
Research data from 160,000 adults in 31 countries concludes that a sizeable home library gave teen school leavers skills equivalent to university graduates who didn’t read

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From Academia to Art School: An 'Old Black Woman' Starts Anew

Paul Von Blum Truthdig
Renowned social historian and scholar Nell Painter went back to school to study art after retiring from her tenured professorship. This book is the story of how she found herself anew, and what the search can teach the rest of us.

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.
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