Category: Opinions & Ideas

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INSANE! Cuts to Higher Ed are a Death Spiral

The Backward Logic of Austerity Threatens America’s Most Vibrant Campus CUNY must be saved from needless cuts. By Ben Lerner — Mr. Lerner is a writer and a professor of English at Brooklyn College.  May 26, 2020 Students at the Brooklyn College…

Power and Money Grab by CT Board of Regents

‘Good faith’ and community college consolidation CT VIEWPOINTS — CT Mirror In December 2017, as the Connecticut State College and University system office was preparing its “Students First” consolidation plan, the system’s Faculty Advisory Committee presented an extended critique of the…

Raise the Pay for our Most Important Workers!

Let’s pay preschool educators a worthy wage ..AFT Follow May 1 · By Tammy Duckworth I know firsthand the difference a teacher can make in a student’s life. When I was a child, my dad lost his job — and all too quickly,…

When Unions Fight They Win!

Unions struggle in the courts, but they have a fighting chance in the streets Teacher Taylor Dutro listens as protest organizers announce Arizona teachers intentions to go back to work if lawmakers pass a school funding plan, during the fourth day…

FREE Public College — Stop the Debt!

By – Jen Mishory, Senior Fellow,  The Century Foundation Connecticut Like in New Jersey, it is expensive to pay full freight at a community college in Connecticut. The state has increased their tuition and fees at community colleges by approximately 30 percent…

10 Worst Policy Attacks on Workers From Trump White House

Ten actions that hurt workers during Trump’s first year. How Trump and Congress further rigged the economy in favor of the wealthy. –By Josh Bivens, Daniel Costa, Celine McNicholas, Heidi Shierholz, and Marni von Wilpert • January 12, 2018 — EPI The tax cut law that President…

10 True Facts About Tax Lies

Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies October 14, 2017 — Paul Krugman – New York Times Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family…

Privatization — Less Services — More Costly

Why Privatization Is a Disaster for Any Democratic Society “In a totally free market health care system, you must be willing to let some patients die.” –By Paul Buchheit / AlterNet/  October 5, 2017–   Boston, MA-January 15, 2017. Protesters at “Our First…