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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.

Teachers' Role in the Puerto Rico Uprising

Jeff Bryant Independent Media Institute
Rosello funneled money to charter schools in Puerto Rico. The Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico and the AFT demanded that federal recovery money restore public education on the island instead

The Hidden History of the Arnautoff Mural

David Bacon The Stansbury Forum
panel of Arnautoff mural ...painting over the mural doesn’t redress the historical crime that the mural shows – if anything, it covers up the critique of it, a goal the McCarthyites and their committees were never able to achieve.

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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.

Georgia Denies Migrants Equal Access to Higher Education

Laura Emiko Soltis and Azadeh Shahshahani Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Op-Ed asks Georgia to reconsider the educational limits it places on undocumented students. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares all people everywhere have certain inalienable rights - but not in Georgia.

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...
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