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School Board Elections DO Count!

School Board Elections DO Count!

When it comes to elections, most people concentrate on the major positions (governor, senator, president, etc.) and the ballot measures they’re hyped about. The lesser positions get a lot less scrutiny. (Quick. Name two of your county commissioners!…….Hell! Name one!) Unfortunately, the list of lesser positions includes local school board members and it shouldn’t! If […]

Want Your Country Back? American Students Should Take a Page from the UK’s Book

Student protesters break through barriers to enter London's Parliament Square http://t.co/vcjz3iPe1T pic.twitter.com/PP93QPlSYg — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) November 19, 2014 This morning thousands of student demonstrators took to the streets of London to demand free higher education. Demonstrations are taking place in 40 cities across the United Kingdom, including the UK Parliament and all throughout […]

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‘My Profession No Longer Exists’ – A Teacher’s Resignation Letter

Teachers are speaking out against school reforms they feel are demeaning or make it impossible to do the job they were hired to do. This is a resignation letter from an educator, Gerald J. Conti, a social studies teacher at Westhill High School in Syracuse, New York.   This letter originally appeared in the Washington […]

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