Friday, December 2, 2022

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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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.