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Donald Trump’s Worst Nightmare May Arrive in the Form Of Rep. Elijah Cummings

An agenda is taking shape that could have a paralyzing effect on the Trump administration, as Democrats on the House oversight committee begin to take decisive action in response to recent revelations and the conduct of the president.

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Alt-Right Leaders Have 'Fallen on Hard Times' - Here's Why Their Bigoted Movement Is in the 'Midst of a Resurgence'

In recent weeks, news stories have proliferated claiming the white supremacist alt-right is collapsing amid infighting between leaders and factions, evictions from internet platforms, and various arrests and lawsuits.

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To Close Slaughterhouses, We Must Open People's Hearts

On June 13, 2015, all around the world—in Paris, Brussels, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Delhi, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal—people gathered to March for the Closing of the Slaughterhouses.

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Investigative Report: Charter Schools Gone Wild

The just-released Network for Public Education (NPE) report, “Charters and Consequences,” documents charter school scams supported by wealthy “philanthropists,” powerful political interests and an assortment of entrepreneurs looking to make money off of education. Eleven studies look at the charter school assault on public education, from Oakland, California to Brooklyn, New York with stops in Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Operating “behind a wall of secrecy,” the dark side of the charter movement includes “mismanagement, failure, nepotism or outright theft and fraud” and “abuse of taxpayer funds.” The full report is available online. Unless otherwise noted, information in this blog comes from the report.

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Money For Incarceration But Not For Education

Every year, for the past 11 years that I have taught in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Chicago claims it doesn’t have enough money to properly fund its public schools. And every year there is some “justification” for not giving our students equitable funding.

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6 Things You Think You Know About Higher Education That Are Totally Wrong

Everything you know about higher education is wrong. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. This is not by accident. There has been a well funded and politicized movement to discredit institutions of higher education for years as part of a larger project to “help conservatives control the branches of state governments and alter state policy to lower taxes, shrink government and attack labor unions.” And it’s working. What is the answer? Stop falling for it. Stop believing these myths. Reinvest in public education. Stop viewing public employees as your enemy. Let’s start with the top fallacies dominating the narrative, as well as how Wisconsin serves as a useful case study for understanding how the dismantling of public education has happened:

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A Carnivore-Turned-Vegan Author Reveals Cruelty-Free Fast Food Secrets and the Government's Nutritional Lies

In his new book The Skeptical Vegan, former carnivore, ethical vegan advocate, and self-professed french fry addict Eric Lindstrom shares how moving from chicken wings to tofu wings changed his entire life—and handily includes a chapter on how to eat vegan in fast food restaurants.

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Atlantic City Votes to Protect Its Water From Chris Christie

When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lounged on a closed public beach it was symbolic of his governing style. If you have money and power, you can do whatever you want—or as Christie said about his beach vacation, “That’s just the way it goes.”

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Education Publisher Pearson's Global Ambitions Reflects Scope of Privateers Now Upending Public Schools

Powerful forces are at work shaping global education in both the North Atlantic core capitalist nations and regions historically referred to as the Third World.

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America’s Charter Schools Have A Commitment Problem

It happened again. This time in Milwaukee. Students at the Universal Academy for the College Bound Webster Campus returned to find themselves in a completely different school, because a charter management company had decided they’d rather move on than finish out their contract for the year.

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