Education Reform

The Plot Against Public Education – Bob Herbert – POLITICO Magazine
The Plot Against Public Education – Bob Herbert – POLITICO Magazine

e had a winner. His idea? America’s high schools were too big.When a multibillionaire gets an idea, just about everybody leans in to listen. And when that idea has to do with matters of important public policy and the billionaire is willing to back it up with hard cash, public officials tend to reach for

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Common Core

Polls Capture Public’s Sour View of Common Core – Education Week
Polls Capture Public’s Sour View of Common Core – Education Week

The common core—arguably the biggest issue on the national education landscape—has a serious image problem with an American public uneasy about the overall direction of K-12 policy.That’s the picture that emerges from a pair of unveiled last week by high-profile public opinion polls by PDK/Gallup and Education Next, a journal

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Social Justice

RED HOOK, N.Y. — In the early stage of the harvest season, Antonio, a farmworker in his 50s, picked peas from daybreak until sundown, 14 hours a day, six days a week, with an hour off each day for lunch. “I’m tired,” he said, speaking through an interpreter. “Right now

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Political Action

The Senate Tried to Overturn ‘Citizens United’ Today. Guess What Stopped Them? | The Nation
The Senate Tried to Overturn ‘Citizens United’ Today. Guess What Stopped Them? | The Nation

A majority of the United States Senate has voted to advance a constitutional amendment to restore the ability of Congress and the states to establish campaign fundraising and spending rules with an eye toward preventing billionaires and corporations from buying elections.“Today was a historic day for campaign finance reform, with

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Labor/Union Movement

They’re Evadin’ It: Feds Say McDonald’s Is Responsible for Labor Practices
They’re Evadin’ It: Feds Say McDonald’s Is Responsible for Labor Practices

McDonald’s can’t evade unfair-labor-practice charges by claiming that the workers who complain are actually employed by its franchises, the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel declared July 29. The NLRB informed its more than 40 regional offices that they can consider McDonald’s and its franchisees to be “joint employers” when

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