Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tag: education

A veteran’s case for canceling student debt and making higher education...

The G.I. Bill helped millions realize a future they otherwise may not have ever known. We can do the same again—on an even larger scale.

Improving public education

As we know, education has become ever more expensive over the last 40 years. Teachers' salaries have declined, and school expenses have risen.

Higher education in America’s prisons: 4 essential reads

Research shows that providing education to such young men – and young women – when they become incarcerated makes them less likely to return to prison.

Sweden provides free higher education, universal healthcare, free daycare — why...

In Sweden, healthcare costs are largely subsided by the state. Daycare and preschool programs are mostly free. College and university are free. Public transportation is subsidized for many users.

Striking teachers are fighting for much more than paychecks

“Students continue to experience pain and trauma in our schools due to lack of resources, over-policing, and continuing threats of school closures.”

“This is a win for our city”: Chicago teachers celebrate end...

After weeks of tense negotiations, the city agreed to reduce class sizes, increase salaries by 16% over the next five years and bring on hundreds more social workers, nurses and librarians.

Hoping for strong educational reform, education field gives more to Bernie...

Contributions from the education industry have been steadily increasing over the years, gravitating more toward liberal groups and Democrats than ever.

Betsy DeVos held in contempt of court for refusing to stop...

"She's also held in contempt by millions of Americans who support strong public schools."

Chicago teachers go out on strike again

In 2012 the Chicago Teachers Union woke up union members and educators across the country with a winning strike. Seven years later,...

Routing the two-tier system: Part III – Education

One of the best education systems in the world belongs to Finland.  Its constitution makes free education a right. Section 16...

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Elizabeth Warren introduces plan to protect elections during coronavirus pandemic

"Congress must act to protect our upcoming elections, keep voters and poll workers safe, and safeguard our electoral institutions for the long haul."

Travesty averted: An uplifting poem for the pandemic

There are times when well-meaning "message poetry" captures the moment and touches heart strings.

A nurse bought protective supplies for her colleagues using GoFundMe. The hospital suspended her.

How a confrontation in one of the nation’s coronavirus hotspots illustrates a troubling national trend.

Trump’s COVID-19 power grab

In his mind, the coronavirus crisis is just another opportunity.