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‘Wathint’ Abafazi, Wathint’ Imbokodo’- You Strike A woman, You Strike Rock! Famous words by South Africa women resisting and standing up to racial oppression in 1956 when 20, 000 women of all races refused to be subjugated by the apartheid government. Although the women’s March was against restrictive pass laws, this movement proved to be […]

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This is no time for moderate calls for equality and balance, write Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and Ana Inés Abelenda. By Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah in Accra and Ana Inés Abelenda in Montevideo Inter Press Service The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 doesn’t resonate with us. #BalanceForBetter brings to mind slow gradual change, and assumes that […]

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Charter School Promoters Terrified of Growing Opposition to Their Full-Frontal Assault on Public Education

March 4, 2019           |                                       

The ongoing widely-supported teachers’ strikes across the United States are bringing to the fore many problems that have been confronting public education for decades, including a big and overdue focus on the havoc and destruction caused by charter schools against public schools and the public interest for the last 28 years. Teacher strikes everywhere are […]

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The Bitter Fruit of Trump’s China Bashing: Anti-Asian Racism

February 24, 2019           |                                       

Trump Threatens a Second Embargo of Cuba Judge in Monsanto Roundup Trial Is Already Hindering Testimony Illinois Prison Phone Rates Are Lowest Following Grassroots Activism Say Goodbye to Mitch McConnell’s America Does “Special Ed” Serve Students? Disability Activists Say No. What You Need to Know About Trump’s Latest Attack on Reproductive Health Donald Trump’s New […]

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Support Oakland teachers! For a general strike to defend education! By WSWS Teacher Newsletter 22 February 2019 Three thousand teachers in Oakland who went on strike Thursday are the latest battalion of educators in the United States to take a stand against the corporate war on teachers and public schools. This struggle deserves the active […]

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Effort to Streamline Free Lunch Programs Muddles Student Poverty Stats

February 20, 2019           |                                       

My Mother Has Been Homeless for 45 Years. Why Isn’t Housing a Right? The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under Trump Missing Pieces: The Human Impact of Drone Strikes Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Run, Saying, “We’re Going to Win” Bernie Sanders Campaign Says It Raised $6 Million in First 24 Hours GOP Leaders Knew FBI Was […]

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Charter Schools: Competition Makes All Schools Losers

February 18, 2019           |                                       

For most individuals, life without competition is inconceivable. Competition seems to be part of everything we know and do. It saturates everything. Nothing seems to escape its grip. It directs and conditions people at the conscious and subconscious levels. Competition appears natural, inevitable, and normal, as if it has always existed and can never go […]

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Walking out for education. Twitter photos Proclaiming their school district “can’t put students first when they put teachers last” and “I’d rather be teaching but this is important,” Denver teachers stayed out on strike into a third day to protest some of the country’s lowest wages, an arbitrary merit pay bonus system, corporate-driven privatization and […]

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Scottish teachers balloted for strike action in pay dispute By Darren Paxton 23 January 2019 Teachers in Scotland are demanding a 10 percent pay increase, having rejected on several occasions the Scottish government’s offer of a paltry 3 percent. Teachers argue this does not cover the huge income losses they have experienced over the last […]

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US Corporations Are Micromanaging Curricula to Miseducate Students

December 26, 2018           |                                       

Renew the Resistance! The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa Light the Way. US Corporations Are Micromanaging Curricula to Miseducate Students Edward S. Herman on Ideological Hegemony in Contemporary Societies A Soil Microbe Saved My Life Could a Maximum Wage Gain Traction in the United States? Kids in the Classroom Can Help Single Moms Rise From Poverty […]

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Syrian Schooling Part of Broader Attacks on Education Globally

December 19, 2018           |                                       

On World Refugee Day, June 20, 2018, the Middle East Monitor featured an article documenting how, in many war-torn places, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Palestine, Nigeria, and Yemen, education is inaccessible to students due to violence. Between 2013 and 2017, more than 2,700 attacks on education, harming more than 21,000 students, have taken […]

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