Category Archives: Education

Higher Education and the New Brutalism


Henry A. Giroux | Truthout | Truthout | October 28, 2014 In any democratic society, education should be viewed as a right, not an entitlement, says Henry A. Giroux. (Image via Shutterstock) Across the globe, a new historical conjuncture is emerging … Continue reading

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Don Young Delivers Striking Remarks On Suicide, Gay Marriage At High School


Ashley Alman | Huffington Post | October 22, 2014 Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) engaged in what will surely be a memorable question-and-answer session with students and faculty at a Wasilla, Alaska high school on Tuesday, using profane language and making … Continue reading

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Things Are Improving For LGBT Students, But They’re Still Really Bad


Rebecca Klein | Huffington Post | October 22, 2014 Schools are getting better at fostering a friendly environment for LGBT students, but they still have a long way to go. A survey released Wednesday by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education … Continue reading

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Catholic University Cancels Screening Of “Milk” For Fear Of Appearing To Support LGBT Awareness Month


Dan Tracer | Queerty | October 3, 2014 A Catholic university in Washington with close ties to the Vatican, aptly named Catholic University, has pressured students to postpone a screening of the Oscar-winning 2008 film Milk over concerns that the event promoted … Continue reading

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Conservative CO school board member: AP history is wrong, US ended slavery ‘voluntarily’


David Ferguson | Raw Story | October 3, 2014 Image from the American anti-slavery almanac, 1836, Flickr Commons   A member of the Colorado Board of Education said the United States ended slavery “voluntarily” while defending a revised, nationalistic history curriculum for … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Again Sides With Abusive Loan Servicers, This Time on Student Loans


Yves Smith | Naked Capitalism | Truthout | October 1, 2014 A corrosive development is the ease with which lenders steal extract income which is not properly theirs from borrowers through what is at best incompetence and in far too many cases is fraud. … Continue reading

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Texas is trying to rewrite our history for the entire country


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Hundreds of Colorado Students Walk Out in Protest Over Class on “Patriotism,” Respect for Authority


Student walk-out in suburban Denver. (photo: 7NEWS Denver) Associated Press | Reader Supported News | September 24, 2014 Conservative school board proposes history education should be to promote patriotism and respect for authority undreds of students walked out of classrooms … Continue reading

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Is Texas rewriting history with conservative textbooks?


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Illinois School Bans Discussions of Michael Brown’s Death


Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | AlterNet | August 27, 2014 When faced with tragedies like the shooting of Michael Brown and the community unrest that followed, there are many hard questions to be asked. Why did this happen again? Who should be … Continue reading

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