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Why I’m Standing With LA Teachers

Roxana Tynan LAANE
LAANE members holding Support LA teachers signs L.A. teachers are asking for more than just a well-deserved pay raise. They are also demanding smaller class sizes, less mandatory testing, increase in per-pupil funding, and more adults like nurses, librarians, social workers, and counselors...

Clever Corporate Criticism of U.S. Schools

Gerald Coles New Politics
Note: In this guest blog, Gerald Coles, known for his work in literacy education and disabilities, describes capitalism's love/hate relationship with public education.

Friday Nite Videos | June 1, 2018

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Greatest Scam Ever: Televangelist Begs for a Private Jet. Dave Van Ronk | He Was a Friend of Mine. Why Did Two Sexes Evolve? Conservatives Narrow Down the Real Cause of Gun Violence. Supreme Court Ordered Desegregation, Conservatives Demolish Public Education.

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WV Teachers Tell Us Why Public Schools and Unions Matter

Jeff Bryant Progressive Maryland
What also makes the West Virginia Teachers strike similar to other effective acts of solidarity against entrenched right-wing power is that it was borne in the democratic cauldron of public schools.

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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