Saturday, December 3, 2022

Tag: school

As our children head back to school, partisan politics threatens their...

America’s children shouldn’t be held hostage to a partisan political brawl. It’s time we focused solely on their learning and their safety.

Free school meals for all children can improve kids’ health

A bill proposed in Congress aims to make free school meals a permanent fixture in all states.

Until teachers feel safe, widespread in-person K-12 schooling may prove impossible...

Pressure from teachers has contributed to decisions to refrain from holding classes in person everywhere from Southern California to Northern Virginia.

‘Attacking the very foundations’ of church-state separation, SCOTUS delivers ‘seismic shock’...

"A State need not subsidize private education. But once a State decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious."

Brazilian school districts make historic switch to 100 percent plant-based meals

With the mission of reducing the cities' environmental footprint (especially water consumption), Brazil's goal is to aid local produce farmers and foster humane and healthy eating habits for students.

High school students

So what was it about the Parkland killings that tipped the scale? This is among the questions we teachers have been asking one another at school recently.

Tell Republicans In Congress: Don’t Cut Free Lunches For Poor Children

“Students should have more access to federally subsidized breakfast and summertime meals without sacrificing midday meals.”

Cheating the School Kids: Corporations Don’t Pay Their STATE Taxes, Either

It's hard for a nation to build work skills when its corporations have largely stopped paying for education. Both federal and state corporate tax avoidance is at a stunning rate. This is millions of dollars that isn't going to state taxes, which fund public education.

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Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Putting ‘profits over people’, Senate rejects paid sick leave for rail workers

Forty-two Republicans—and serial Democratic obstructionist Joe Manchin of West Virginia—voted down Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-N.Y.) proposal to include seven paid sick days in the tentative contract.
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Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy for plotting to violently overthrow US gov’t

The case marks the first time in nearly three decades that a federal jury has convicted defendants of seditious conspiracy.

Paying for an overheating Earth

At a time when the major fossil-fuel companies are still raking in staggering profits off their oil and natural gas supplies, as that line straight out of my childhood went: There oughta be a law.