Sunday, March 7, 2021

Tag: public education

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.”

Online charter schools are not a solution to education in a...

Coronavirus and racism combined with online charters would create a plague of injustice that will never be wiped out.

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.

Italy’s public schools add mandatory climate crisis courses to curriculum

This move puts Italy at the forefront of environmental education.

‘This was about the survival of public education:’ LA teachers claim...

Included in the agreement are pay increases for teachers, additional support staff in schools, smaller class sizes and the regulation of charter schools.

How the wealthy destroy public schools, one gift at a time

They’re certainly doing a good job of burning down public education.

Betsy DeVos can’t answer basic education questions

"I have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming.”

Betsy DeVos’s attack on public education is just beginning

Devos continues to ignore key issues like racial integration of schools or rectify the harms of segregation.

Wanted: Strong candidates who believe in public schools

What does it take to provide quality, top-notch education for our students?

Betsy DeVos won’t protect LGBTQ students

“Today, the Secretary of Education ... refused to affirm that she would put forward a program that would ban discrimination based on the LGBTQ status of students or ban discrimination based on religion.”

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Biden signs executive order to protect 30 percent of country’s lands and ocean waters...

The 30x30 goal is said to be part of Biden's larger plan to preserve wildlife and combat global warming.

Freedom of thought and the death of ideologies

Unity is the key element in any such shift — the required guiding principle underlying the development of existing systems and modes of living.

Essential work and the struggle for $15

“Why don’t we stop treating it as entirely normal that the more obviously one’s work benefits others, the less one is likely to be paid for it.”

‘Shameful’: Millionaire senators vote against popular minimum wage raise that would lift millions out...

"It is baffling that any member of the U.S. Senate could look at the crisis this country is enduring and decide that tens of millions of low-income workers should not get a raise."

Former State Dept aide arrested for participating in Capitol riots

Federico Klein was arrested on charges that include unlawful entry, violent and disorderly conduct, obstructing Congress and law enforcement, and assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon.