Thursday, May 30, 2024

Tag: schools

Crisis in the schools

A return to a normal that was never good enough.

Betsy DeVos’ deadly plan to reopen schools

DeVos’ entire tenure has centered on shafting low-income students and their families—the very people she’s supposed to protect.

Survey shows 1 in 5 teachers—citing COVID-19 concerns—likely won’t return to...

"Though Americans are optimistic about a return to in-person learning, there is angst among teachers, parents, and America at large about how to keep our schools safe if the virus isn't fully contained."

Lead-based paint found in half of all inspected schools

To make an impact on lead hazards in America’s schools, there needs to be transparency.

Inconsistent testing standards leads to lead exposure in school drinking water

"The concern is that while we are not taking much action, children are being damaged on a generational level."

EPA is failing to protect school children from asbestos, internal watchdog...

"Without compliance inspections, the EPA cannot know whether schools pose an actual risk of asbestos exposure to students and personnel."

Books, not magazines: Outcry grows over DeVos plan to divert federal...

DeVos’s plan would use federal Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants to pay for firearms and to train educators in their use.

Tax Time: How Corporations Are Cheating Schoolchildren

It's a devious double whammy: Taxpayers are giving money to the corporations and then paying a second time to meet the needs of the underfunded public schools.

Samuel L. Jackson and Stephen Colbert Team Up to Fund America’s...

The actor and the talk show host want the public to back projects on the education crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org.

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Trump pledges to crush campus protests, deport Pro-Palestinian demonstrators, shocking donors

At a private donor event, Trump promises to expel student protesters and curb pro-Palestinian movements on campuses, revealing his hard-line stance.

The truth about Trumponomics

The MAGA agenda would make nearly every aspect of your life more expensive, while making the richest Americans even richer.

Israel’s attacks on Gaza’s health workers: Hundreds killed, thousands injured amid devastating siege

Israeli forces have killed over 700 health care workers and targeted medical facilities 450 times since Oct. 7, according to a report...

Second IDF attack in Rafah kills 21 amid global outrage over initial massacre

As international condemnation grows over the IDF's bombing of a Rafah refugee camp that killed 45, another strike claims the lives of 21 more, intensifying calls for an end to the violence.

US-backed Rafah massacre: Calls for immediate suspension of Israeli aid after 45 civilians killed

International outrage mounts as images of the Rafah bombing reveal horrific civilian casualties, prompting demands for the U.S. to cease military support for Israel.