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Higher Education In America Being Built On Mountains Of Debt

Mary Green Swig, Steven L. Swig, David A. Bergeron and Richard "RJ" Eskow BigNewsNetwork
student in empty classroom It is time to recognize that the cruel experiment in financing higher education through student loans has failed. Inescapable debt is a major driver of social collapse. It has made the racial wealth gap worse and weakened the entire economy...

George Floyd's Death Is a Failure of Generations of Leadership

Elizabeth Hinton The New York Times
Policymakers in the 1960s had the answers - give political and economic power to the people - but walked away. Instead, policymakers blamed black people for the instability, ignoring the buildup of centuries of racial oppression.

Spare CUNY, and Save the Education our Heroes Deserve

Jeanne Theoharis, Alan Aja and Joseph Entin City Limits
During the Great Depression, local, state, and federal policymakers refused to cut and invested. Doesn't the present moment call for similar visionary action for public institutions like CUNY and the people they educate for generations to come?

Tidbits - May 7, 2020 - Reader Comments: Trump's Armed Right Militias; Failed State; Ahmaud Arbery Murdered; Trump-GOP Fascism; COVID-19; Planet of the Humans, Bill McKibben, Michael Moore; Denis Goldberg; Frida Kahlo; Puerto Rico food crisis; more

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Reader Comments: Trump's Armed Right Militias; Failed State; Ahmaud Arbery Murdered; Trump-GOP Fascism; COVID-19, Capitalism, Socialism; Planet of the Humans, Bill McKibben, Michael Moore; Denis Goldberg R.I.P.; Frida Kahlo; Puerto Rico food crisis

How Bloomberg Trashed Public Education in New York

Jake Jacobs The Progressive
I’m an art teacher. Mike’s policies gutted my school. During those years, I was lucky to have enough copy paper for my students to draw on. Bloomberg’s harmful education policies are today being papered over as his money cascades through the media.

State of Resistance – California Fights Back

Fred Glass The Stansbury Forum
unhoused man at bus stop At the same moment that Trump was riding his horse Xenophobe through a narrow passageway in the Electoral College to the presidency, California elected only Democrats..., extended progressive tax revenues and ...locked out anti-immigrant policy...

The Persistence of School Segregation

Alexandria Millet The Progressive
Sixty-five years after Brown v. Board of Education, school segregation remains a fact of life. As a nation we are moving to undo even the partial progress made since the 1950s.
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