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Exclusive: We Speak with Foster Mom Whose Emotional Message Went Viral

April 21, 2017

Challenges Foster Youth Face Teens entering foster care are often escaping terrible living situations. Youth entering the foster system often have to experience a range of mental and/or physical abuse which leave them with trauma and other unique challenges, especially…

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Ed Secretary DeVos Moves Quickly to Hand Schools Over To the Koch Brothers, Heritage Foundation

March 17, 2017

Apparently it isn’t enough for Betsy DeVos to destroy the education system in her home state of Michigan by paying politicians copious amounts of money to honor her nefarious wishes and pass bills establishing charter schools and voucher programs. Noooo,…

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Criminalizing Childhood: These Schools Call The Cops On Little Kids — For Being Kids!

July 10, 2016

Children reported To Police. Their Crime? being Children. If you have kids in school, you might want to know what schools in New Jersey have been up to. ast May, the Collingswood Public School System adopted a policy requiring that…

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Body Cams On Public Employees: Accountability Or Big Brother?

July 25, 2015

America is wrestling for her very soul in these troubling days where corporations are people and guns are a god given right. We struggle with accepting those who are different than we are, and demonize that which we don’t understand. So…

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Walker, Wisconsin Danger

July 13, 2015

Scott Walker, the Prison Warden Governor of Wisconsin, just declared his candidacy for president. I'm in. I'm running for president because Americans deserve a leader who will fight and win for them. – SW https://t.co/DZG253QjfP #Walker16 — Scott Walker (@ScottWalker)…

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Rahm Emanuel To Chicago Teachers: To Get Your Pension Payment, 1,400 Of You Must Lose Your Jobs (VIDEO)

July 1, 2015

As Reverb Press reported June 12th, Chicago Public Schools are facing a municipal ‘fiscal cliff’ due to a $1.1 billion city budget gap including $634 million owed to the Chicago teachers’ pension fund. Chicago Public School teachers were asked to…

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Colorado Supreme Court Rejects Vouchers For Religious Schools

June 30, 2015

School voucher programs have been a hot button issue in education circles for over three decades now. Proponents of the scheme to give parents vouchers to put their children in private school argue that it rescues children from failing schools…

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Chicago Schools Are Under Attack! What Do We Do? STAND UP, FIGHT BACK!

June 12, 2015

Many politically active teachers around the country look to the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) as the leading example of what teacher’s unions and public sector unions generally should be: strident in rhetoric and militant in action, willing to take the powers…

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WI Republicans: Rich Should Pay Less To Simplify Tax Code

June 11, 2015

Republicans in Wisconsin are doing what they do best, arguing that the richest Americans are the real victims here, and should pay less taxes. A Madison NBC affiliate reported, Republicans on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee plan to propose eliminating the…

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NYC Schools: No More Pencils, No More Books

June 5, 2015

In my first year teaching in the New York City school system, I became well acquainted with one of the most energetic women I have ever met, a Mexican-American elevator operator who operated our school’s antiquated hand-crank lift. She worked…

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