Monday, March 1, 2021

Tag: education

Pandemic may have left over 250 million people with acute food...

As Black and Latinx families experience disproportionate food insecurity, experts warn of famine in dozens of countries.

Why America needs new infrastructure to survive

Without a bold rebuilding campaign, Americans will continue to risk their well-being and livelihoods as the nation collapses around them.

Betsy DeVos is gone, but her education agenda is rolling out...

Her efforts to privatize public schools are being rolled out in state legislatures across the country.

Parents of Sandy Hook victims: Naming of Marjorie Taylor Greene to...

"Giving Representative Greene the platform to spread dangerous dogma only rewards and normalizes this abhorrent behavior, places already vulnerable groups in danger, and further traumatizes survivors."

Diane Ravitch: Biden’s pick for education secretary must overturn DeVos’s attack...

“He’s not Betsy DeVos, and every educator in America, or almost every educator, will be thrilled about that.”

‘Bye-bye, Betsy DeVos. You won’t be missed,’ says Sanders as billionaire...

“What do you call a billionaire who registered a $40 million, 164-foot yacht in the Cayman Islands to avoid $2.4 million in U.S. taxes, while undermining public schools? The worst Education Secretary in the history of America.”

The federal government owns 92% of student debt. Will Biden wipe...

lifting these financial burdens would help individual debt holders meet daily needs, reduce the racial wealth gap, and give a boost to the national economy.

Teachers are on a tightrope with no safety net

The hybrid model teachers are being thrust into during the pandemic isn’t sustainable without more resources and support.

Parents and teachers nationwide join together demanding Congress pass $250 billion...

“When the coronavirus pandemic began, parents, teachers, and child care providers stepped up.”

‘Alarming’: Trump blocks CDC officials from testifying to education panel on...

The White House confirmed its decision to block the testimony of Redfield and other CDC officials, saying the director "has testified on the Hill at least four times over the last three months."

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Mumia Abu-Jamal, now in his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner, has COVID-19

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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The only way Democrats will get anything done

With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."