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One million take to the streets against education cuts, austerity in Brazil By Miguel Andrade 18 May 2019 On Wednesday, mounting social anger over the austerity measures of the fascistic government of President Jair Bolsonaro exploded in Brazil’s streets with more than one million students and teachers walking out of classes and attending demonstrations initially […]

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Sixty-five years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, a new report published by Pennsylvania State University reveals the persistent racial segregation in America’s public schools, and the many factors that contribute to it The post US Public Education Still Segregated 65 Years After Brown appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Students protesting on the streets about climate change, demanding action here and now, and the responses they have provoked, have given a bracing shock to the education system, for so long stifled in the grip of neoliberalism. A grip that has reduced education to an exercise in management and technical practice, focused obsessively on performance […]

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Trump’s Election Has Boosted Israeli Settlement Construction

May 14, 2019           |                                       

JERUSALEM — Israel’s government went on a spending binge in its West Bank settlements following the election of President Donald Trump, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press. Both supporters and detractors of the settlement movement have previously referred to a “Trump effect,” claiming the president’s friendlier approach to the settlements is leading […]

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Tajik Students, Educators Claim They're Pressured To 'Troll' Government Critics

May 12, 2019           |                                       

University students, officials, and lecturers in Tajikistan are being pressured by the state to serve as online trolls to counter opposition figures and other government critics, according to documents and personal testimonies obtained by RFE/RL. The campaign involves hundreds of people being recruited to work for “response factories” to set up multiple fake social-media accounts […]

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No Water. No Life. No Blue. No Green. — Sylvia Earle In the tradition of many of my posts, I end up looking at the local through a sometimes fine and other times coarse lens to extrapolate what this country, and most First World We Are the Only Ones Who Matter countries, is facing way […]

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ProPublica Wins Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting

May 9, 2019           |                                       

The Education Writers Association announced this week that ProPublica reporter Hannah Dreier won the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting, the top prize in their National Awards for Education Reporting. Dreier was honored for two articles in the “Trapped in Gangland” series, which told the stories of students caught up in Long […]

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Photograph by Joshua Frank ABC News carried an “America Strong”-type segment of a boy, about to celebrate his 9thbirthday, opening a large gift, with his mother, out of sight of the camera, asking him, “Who sent you this special package?” Referring to his deployed soldier- father, he replies, “The best daddy in the whole wide […]

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8 Hurt, 2 in Custody After School Shooting Outside Denver

May 7, 2019           |                                       

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Gunfire erupted Tuesday inside a suburban Denver middle school not far from Columbine High School, wounding eight people before two students were taken into custody, authorities said. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said two students walked into the school and opened fire in two classrooms. He said only students ages 15 […]

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For decades, political bosses in New York have clung to power by using the state’s complicated election laws to keep primary challengers off the ballot — laws written just for that purpose. The laws are enforced, in turn, by judges appointed by and intertwined with the very machine they are ostensibly keeping in check. A […]

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Teachers at three Chicago charter schools strike as union blocks common fight with public school educators By Alexander Fangmann and Andy Thompson 6 May 2019 Around 80 teachers at three Chicago Public Schools (CPS) charter campuses with a combined student enrollment of over 1,000 students began a strike last Wednesday to fight for higher wages […]

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American History for Truthdiggers: Civil Rights, a Dream Deferred

May 4, 2019           |                                       

A Soviet political cartoon depicting the Statue of Liberty’s torch lighting the flame of a Ku Klux Klan cross. The image contains the Russian words for “Shame on America.” After moving along at more or less a steady rate in the first half of the 20th century, activism and protest exploded in the 1950s and […]

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