Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: education

University of California workers lead largest academic strike in US history

Academic workers at the University of California system are on strike for better working conditions — with other universities joining.

An unlikely city in the South could be home to a...

Advocates for school improvement in Jackson, Mississippi, want investments in education infrastructure, not more charter schools and privatization.

1 in 3 of world’s poorest countries spend more on debt...

"Education systems desperately need more and better funding across low- and lower-middle-income countries."

Parents like their public schools, no matter how much the charter...

Branding public schools as “failed” institutions is more about politics than education.

The fossil free research movement is taking universities by storm

Fossil Free Research launched earlier this year and aims to build on momentum from the successful fossil fuel divestment movement at universities in the U.S., U.K. and beyond.

The real reason teachers are quitting

Defend our teachers. Pay our teachers. Value our teachers. The work they do determines our future. 

Joe Biden could have gone a lot further on student loans

The president’s loan forgiveness plan is narrow and paltry—and his administration’s preparation to fend off outraged criticism from both sides of the aisle speaks volumes.

Community schools can revitalize the neighborhoods around them

The transformative approach to school improvement is a catalyst for community revival.

We can do so much more on student loan forgiveness

The administration still has time to take real action on student loan debt, but they need to get moving.

Biden announces new student debt cancellation plan

This plan will eliminate student debt for near 20 million Americans and reduce debt for another 43 million people.

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.