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The Matthew Effect: How Pell Grants Have Failed to Help Low-Income College Students

May 13, 2018

Why graduation rates lag for low-income college students Nathan Favero, American University School of Public Affairs As college students nationwide prepare for graduation, a new analysis has shown that just under half of all those who receive Pell Grants –…

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America, NOW is Definitely the Time to Talk About Gun Control AND Take Action

February 25, 2018

America NEEDS to have an indepth discussion about guns and gun control…NOW! When is the right time to talk about the issue of gun violence in the US? RIGHT NOW! Not tomorrow, not sometime down the road. It is NOW!…

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America’s Teachers Just Flunked the Education Secretary – Demand Resignation

February 9, 2018

Betsy DeVos is failing miserably and clearly isn’t interested in seeing her report card Betsy Devos has been the Education Secretary for a year now. So, how is she doing? She’s failing miserably if you ask the the American Federation…

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Middle School Lies to Students, Forces Them to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance

October 26, 2017

Is a Student Legally Obligated to Stand for the National Anthem or Say the Pledge of Allegiance? HELL NO! Protest in the face of patriotism has become a hot topic, especially since NFL player Colin Kaepernick made headlines for kneeling…

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Attention Parents: Here’s How to Explain Nutty, Nasty Donald Trump to Your Children

July 23, 2017

By Karin Kamp New Book Helps Parents Talk to Their kids About Trump In her new book, How Do I Explain This to My Kids: Parenting in the Age of Trump, child psychologist Dr. Ava Siegler brings together stories by authors…

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GOP Rep: Education Should Be a ‘Privilege’, Not a Right

May 2, 2017

We Don’t Need No Education With the installation of uber-wealthy Republican donor Betsy DeVos as Secretary  of Education, Conservatives have been growing more open in their disdain of the entire premise of public schooling. You know, the crazy idea that…

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Oklahoma School District Hires ‘Christian’ Sex-Ed Speaker. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

March 24, 2017

An Oklahoma High School recently booked Christian sex education speaker Shelly Donahue to speak to the senior class about responsible sex. And, of course, she preached abstinence only, which upset more than a few people because she’d been told to…

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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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Transgender Suicide Rates Are Out of Control and Here Is How You Can Help (VIDEO)

March 17, 2017

Too Many Transgender Americans Are Being Lost to Suicide and We Can All Work to Prevent It It’s become clear that sexual identity and gender expression are far more complex issues than they were once given credit for. Acceptance of…

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Trump’s Devastating War on Public Schools: Voucher Program Funnels Billions to Private Corps

March 17, 2017

If you already think public schools are drowning in the bathtub of direct government sabotage, wait until you read the latest news: Team Trump is seeking to gift $1.4 billion to school vouchers, including for use toward private schools, and…

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