Friday, February 23, 2024

Tag: education

‘Important victory’ for Florida higher ed: court upholds block on DeSantis...

"This is an important step in preserving the truth, civil liberties, and a better future," said one state ACLU attorney.

Why student debt cancellation is reasonable, not radical

The right has narrowed the parameters of discussion on student debt forgiveness, and President Biden is not fighting back aggressively enough. We should, in fact, center the idea of fairness in this debate.

Is the right wing ‘whitewashing’ the history curriculum taught in public...

A fight over new history curriculum standards in Virginia is part of a nationwide campaign to undermine public schools and prevent educators from teaching the truth about America’s inequality.

‘Race to the bottom’: GOP has introduced 72 educational gag orders...

"They have outdone one another in a race to the bottom, finding new, more extreme, and more conspiratorial ways to impose censorious government dictates on teaching and learning."

How books can be used to build up America or to...

The assault on classroom libraries represents one front in DeSantis’s scorched-earth campaign to divide communities and marginalize certain Americans.

Behold, the new GOP culture wars

The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.

Public libraries continue to thrive despite defunding and privatization attacks

Efforts by governments and cities across the nation to defund the public library indicate a misunderstanding of the essential role that libraries play.

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."

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Chaco Canyon’s future: a pledge for environmental justice and tribal rights

Amid environmental concerns and cultural significance, the Honoring Chaco Initiative aims to transform the Greater Chaco Landscape, but real progress remains in limbo.

Diet’s hidden dangers: Unveiling PFAS in everyday foods

A groundbreaking study reveals how processed meats, teas, and restaurant meals could be stealthily elevating PFAS levels in our bodies, shedding light on the unseen chemical consequences of our dietary choices.

Biden administration’s strict anti-migrant policies spark outcry

"Within a badly broken immigration system, the humanitarian assistance provided by Annunciation House is one of the few things that works well. We in El Paso stand with the faith leaders and volunteers who lead this work and make us proud to call this border community our home."

Capital One announces plan to buy Discover

Capital One announced a definitive agreement under which the company will acquire Discover in an all-stock transaction valued at $35.3 billion.

Supreme Court weighs EPA’s smog plan in historic environmental case

In a pivotal hearing, the Supreme Court deliberates on the EPA's cross-state smog control strategy, with far-reaching implications for public health and air quality nationwide."