Category: Education & Child Care
ALEC Wants to Indoctrinate High School Students
ALEC, the corporate front for right-wing “model” state legislation such as the right-to-work scam, is now working to politically indoctrinate America’s young people with a high school graduation requirement that promotes its extremist views.
Governor Walker’s War on Higher Education
Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s anti-worker governor, seems eager to weaken vital public services and important institutions in his state, even if they exist to provide a better future for Wisconsin’s youth.
Kentucky Court Rejects Fair Share Fees Challenge
Jefferson Co., Kentucky Public Schools classroom aides, teacher assistants and other paraprofessionals scored an important legal victory June 8, protecting their rights to have a voice in improving classroom conditions and to advocate for their students.
Corinthian Student Loans Forgiven
Responding to the pleas of lawmakers, AFSCME and other unions and allies, Education Sec. Arne Duncan has announced the government will forgive federal student loans of thousands of students of bankrupt Corinthian Colleges.
First McEntee Scholarship Winner Announced
Helping workers win collective bargaining rights “not only built our great union but must be used going forward to make the union stronger,” IL AFSCME member Matthew Whalen wrote in an essay that recently won him this year’s Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship.
NY School Bus Driver Honored for Safety Record
Barbara DeLong, a school bus driver who cares deeply about the safety of the children in her care, was honored recently as the School Bus Driver of the Year by Dutchess County, New York.
‘Corinthian 100’ Fights College Loan Scam
AFSCME is calling on Congress to forgive the student loans of the “Corinthian 100,” a group of former students of a for-profit company that took their money and later filed for bankruptcy protection following a federal probe of its operations.
AFSCME Council 32 Boosts Wisconsin
ln a historic decision to combine strengths and resources, and focus on rebuilding union membership, AFSCME Councils 24, 40 and 48 officially unified to become AFSCME Wisconsin Council 32, in honor of the year AFSCME was born in the state in 1932.
Atlanta School Employees Press Mayor to Release Funds
Employees of the Atlanta Public School System (APS) are taking the fight for school children directly to Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed, calling him out for withholding millions of dollars owed to the school system by the city.
Maryland Workers Rally Against Anti-Worker Budget
More than 500 workers from every corner of Maryland converged on the state Capitol to rally against Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan to take away a pay raise from workers and drastically cut essential programs.
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