Sunday, April 5, 2020

Tag: public schools

What school segregation looks like in the US today, in 4...

"All regions of our country and rural and metropolitan areas alike have changing patterns of segregation that demand the public’s attention and action."

‘A Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education:’ Bernie Sanders unveils 10-point...

"The United States, as the wealthiest country in history, should have the best education system in the world...sadly, that is not the case today."

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

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

Why the new push for charter schools should anger progressives

Surveys find that Americans have increased confidence in public schools while support for charter schools has dropped by double digit percentages among Democrats and Republicans.

Like her boss, Betsy DeVos makes a disaster all about herself

“It’s going to be a profit boom for charter schools, and it’s going to hasten the demise of traditional public schools.”

In the public schools, it’s been 1984 for quite awhile

Betsy DeVos is the face of corporate reform, displaying in stark, unlovely form the processes that have been eating away at public education since the beginning of this century.

Governments need to look beyond education rankings and focus on inequities...

At best international rankings are a distraction – but basing policies on the rankings while ignoring the more important evidence these international surveys present is unlikely to address the key issue of inequity in our system.

Drastic education cuts could be coming under Trump

The U.S. Department of Education probably won’t be abolished, but will it be effective?

Monsanto’s Toxic Chemicals Lurking in 26,000 U.S. Public Schools

“Supporters are calling on the EPA to survey school systems nationwide and update its records to better assess the scope of potential PCB hazards in schools.”

Throwing Public Education Under the Bus

Now the small-minded budget slashers won’t even pay for bus rides? It's time we invest fully in public education to get the future we want for our children.

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‘Nightmare scenario that everyone predicted’: As millions struggle to meet basic needs, Trump organization...

“I’d be interested in knowing what help Trump and Jared are extending to their tenants as they ask for help themselves.”

Why is Monsanto losing lawsuits over roundup?

Agrochemical corporation Monsanto created Roundup in the 1970s to help farmers more effectively kill the weeds that harmed their crops. Today, Roundup...

Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

What we need to understand about asymptomatic carriers if we’re going to beat coronavirus

ProPublica’s health reporter Caroline Chen explains what the conversation around asymptomatic coronavirus carriers is missing, and what we need to understand if we’re going to beat this nefarious virus together.
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."