Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: schools

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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Why Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg are so adamant about the imperative of defeating...

The potential for democracy in the United States will largely hinge on whether Trump gains re-election.
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The stock market is not the economy

The next time you hear someone say the stock market is a reflection of the economy, tell them that’s rubbish! The real economy is jobs and wages.

Right wing populism: The politics of imagined enemies and personal grievance

A key part of this politics of personal complaint has been the dismissal, especially by the current occupant of the White House, of news outlets that criticize him or point out his lies as ‘fake news’.

Why I’m voting Green in 2020

We need to vote for candidates who represent and are part of the popular movements so we advance the causes of economic, racial and environmental justice.

To end this madness: Vote, and vote as if your very survival depended on...

In the past when American faced monumental problems it had leaders and citizens who stood up and responded in various ways to help the country overcome them.