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15.09.2020 - 01:03 [ teleSUR ]

Coronel Leads the National Foundation of the Arts in Brazil

As part of his conservative agenda, however, the former Captain Bolsonaro is determined to prevent schools, universities, art centers, and other cultural spaces from continuing to be „niches“ for Marxist thought, as he claims.

14.07.2020 - 14:10 [ BBC ]

Gough Whitlam: Queen not told in advance of Australia PM’s sacking, letters show

However, they also reveal Sir John – an Australian who was a judge before becoming governor-general – had discussed with Buckingham Palace whether he had the constitutional authority to dismiss Mr Whitlam.

Australia is a constitutional monarchy with the Queen as head of state. Before the dismissal, many Australians had little idea her representative had such power.

12.07.2020 - 16:17 [ The Hill ]

DeSantis on Florida schools reopening: ‚If you can do Walmart,‘ then ‚we absolutely can do schools‘

“If fast food and Walmart and Home Depot and look, I do all that, so I’m not looking down on it — but if all that is essential, then educating our kids is absolutely essential.”

10.07.2020 - 02:15 [ The Hill ]

CDC director: Keeping schools closed poses greater health threat to children than reopening

„I think really people underestimate the public health consequences of having the schools closed on the kids,“ Redfield said at an event hosted by The Hill and sponsored by the Biosimilars Forum. „I’m confident we can open these schools safely, work in partnership with the local jurisdictions.“

The American Academy of Pediatrics has also called for students to return to classrooms, citing the educational and social harms to children of being away from school for a prolonged period of time.

09.07.2020 - 08:23 [ The Hill ]

CDC to issue more guidance on school openings amid Trump criticism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will issue additional guidance next week on reopening schools, Vice President Pence said Wednesday, hours after President Trump criticized the agency’s current guidelines as “very tough and expensive.”

07.07.2020 - 21:21 [ The Hill ]

DeVos demands ‚fully operational‘ schools in the fall: ‚Not a matter of if‘

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday told the country’s governors in a conference call that she expects schools to be „fully operational“ come the fall, regardless of the coronavirus pandemic.

17.06.2020 - 08:02 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Exclusive: Private schools set to ignore Government and open in September ‚come what may‘

A governor at one of the country’s leading private schools said headteachers were „furious“ with ministers over their dithering, adding that schools „could have legally and safely opened this term“.

He said: „We have had enough. We will definitely open in September using our own hygiene measures, our own risk-based assessment of social distancing and our own test and trace system.

„There is no confidence left in the Government, given their failed promises. All schools should do the same.“

09.06.2020 - 21:34 [ Andrew *is tired of this* Nguyen / Twitter ]

„Defund the police? Impossible!“ they cried as they defunded education, healthcare, social security, welfare, planned parenthood, public transit…

05.06.2020 - 05:17 [ Curbed.com ]

What L.A. could do with its $1.8 billion police budget

The LAPD will receive a $120 million increase in funding under Garcetti’s budget, which was adopted by default Monday after the City Council declined to review it by the June 1 deadline. More city money will be dedicated to policing than any other service this budget year. If you added up the budgets for housing, streets, and transportation, then tripled the sum, it still would not match the city’s LAPD budget.

26.05.2020 - 11:49 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador: Protests Against New Neoliberal Measures Amid Lockdown

Unions, students, teachers, workers, and social organizations took to the streets in Quito as others followed from home in several cities Monday with a pot-banging protest.

28.04.2020 - 16:05 [ The Hill ]

Trump urged governors to ‚get going‘ on school openings: report

„Some of you might start thinking about school openings. Because a lot of people are wanting to have the school openings. It’s not a big subject, young children have done very well in this disaster that we’ve all gone through,“ the president said, according to ABC. „So a lot of people are thinking about the school openings.“

27.04.2020 - 22:49 [ NPR.org ]

Court Rules Detroit Students Have Constitutional Right To An Education

For decades, civil rights lawyers have tried to help students and families in underfunded schools by arguing that the U.S. Constitution guarantees children at least a basic education. Federal courts have consistently disagreed. Until now.

The ability to read and write is „essential“ for a citizen to participate in American democracy, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday.

13.04.2020 - 18:47 [ Axios.com ]

Andrew Cuomo says he wants to reopen New York „as soon as possible“

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) told a briefing Sunday he’s coordinating with the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut on when to ease coronavirus restrictions, adding he wants to reopen nonessential businesses and public places „as soon as possible.“

26.11.2019 - 14:29 [ Common Dreams ]

Not ‚Free Stuff,‘ But Public Goods: Ocasio-Cortez Denounces Neoliberal Talking Points on Publicly-Funded Education and Housing

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won applause and cheers from her constituents on Sunday at a town hall in the Bronx where she expressed deep frustration with the routine dismissal of investment in public goods as „free stuff.“

25.11.2019 - 02:10 [ Markandey Katju / Firstpost ]

Protesting JNU students deserve your support not condemnation, writes ex-SC judge Markandey Katju

At the same time, the Delhi Police’s lathi-charge on agitating students must be condemned, and action must be demanded against those who ordered it. There was certainly nothing wrong in students going to Parliament to vent their just grievances.

I express my full support to the students​ of JNU.

25.11.2019 - 02:00 [ Al Jazeera / Youtube ]

Hundreds march in India to demand ‚affordable education for all‘

Students at a leading university in New Delhi have been protesting against a planned increase in their housing fees. They say most students are poor and cannot afford higher prices. They also allege that the Indian government wants to privatise higher education and make it difficult for many to attend university.

07.10.2019 - 21:10 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Americans are sick of hearing from politicians that we can’t afford clean water, upgraded infrastructure, healthcare, education, etc. I’m running for president to end regime change wars/the new cold war/arms race and redirect our country’s resources to caring for our people.

12.08.2019 - 08:53 [ teleSUR ]

Noam Chomsky Slams Macri For Subordinating Public Education to Neoliberal Market

For Noam Chomsky “nothing can be more threatening” for Mauricio Macri’s “purposes than to free people, emancipate them, help them think…”

He also pointed out that Macri is against public education because free thinkers threaten his purpose as their questions could not be answered by marketing managers.

28.07.2019 - 17:12 [ Global Research ]

Left-wing British University Took Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds from British Military for ‘Cultural Advice’

Students at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London have slammed the payments as “outrageous.”

At least £400,000 has passed between the military and the university since the end of 2016, according to freedom of information requests filed by student group Decolonising Our Minds.

14.07.2019 - 19:31 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Foreign policy is inseparable from domestic issues because as long as we are wasting trillions of dollars on regime change wars, the new cold war & nuclear arms race, we will not have the money for infrastructure, health care, clean water, education, and other needs of our people

09.07.2019 - 19:55 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Republicans have no problem giving over $1 trillion in tax breaks to the rich and massive corporations. But when it comes to canceling student debt or tuition-free college, we „can’t afford it.“ What hypocrisy!

03.07.2019 - 10:36 [ Tulsi Gabbard ‏/ Twitter ]

I understand the importance of national security as well as the high cost of war. As president, I’ll redirect the money now wasted in regime change wars & new cold war into healthcare, a green economy, education, & much more.

02.07.2019 - 04:11 [ teleSUR ]

Chilean Teachers Continue National Strike

According to data from the Ministry of Education, the strike, which began on June 3, has since kept some 600,000 students without classes.

Thousands of members of the Chilean Teachers‘ Association today rejected a proposal from the Government in response to their demands and decided to continue with the national strike that is now entering its fifth week.

28.06.2019 - 08:57 [ teleSUR ]

Bernie Sanders Dem Debate: Education, Health Care For All

Around 100 professors from public and private universities across the U.S. endorsed Wednesday Sander’s proposal to cancel the nation’s student debt that has ratcheted up to US$1.6 trillion.

23.06.2019 - 13:38 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

The corporate wing of the party thinks we’re an “existential threat” because we want to: -Make health care a right -Break up big banks -Save the planet -Make college tuition-free -End endless wars -Make the wealthy pay their fair share If that makes us a „threat,” so be it.

10.06.2019 - 13:37 [ Nikhil Goyal / The Nation ]

Bernie’s Plan to Save Public Schools

The Sanders education agenda is an embodiment of the demands of the thousands of teachers who have gone on strike and youth, particularly of color, in cities like Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Newark, and Providence who in recent years have walked out and railed against privatization, high-stakes standardized testing, budget cuts, and school closures. As Sanders has repeatedly said, if we can give tax breaks to billionaires and corporations, there is no excuse for not guaranteeing a dignified public education for all. This sets Sanders apart in a crowded primary field.

01.06.2019 - 13:11 [ teleSUR English ‏/ Twitter ]

#FromTheSouth News Bits | Mass protests in #Honduras against the government of president Juan Orlando Hernandez have been met with heavy police repression. Our correspondent in Honduras @GildateleSUR has the story. #FueraJOH

01.06.2019 - 13:06 [ safetravelsmagazine.com ]

Travel Advice: Violent protests and disruption amid ongoing 48-hour strike in Honduras – advice and info

A 48-hour strike that is set to end later today (Friday) has lead to violent protests and widespread disruption in Honduras. People are striking against government plans to privatise education and healthcare.

16.05.2019 - 01:46 [ Reuters ]

Brazil education cuts spur biggest protests yet against Bolsonaro government

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Brazil on Wednesday to rally against education spending freezes in the biggest demonstrations to date against the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, who called marchers “useful idiots and imbeciles.”

12.05.2019 - 09:52 [ teleSUR ]

Afghan Journalist, Women’s Education Advocate Shot Dead

Mina Mangal, who used to report for prominent TV station Ariana News, was killed by two unidentified men on a motorbike close to her home in eastern Kabul in a public place, police spokesman Basir Mujahid said. She had been on her way to work as an adviser to the parliament’s cultural affairs commission.

08.12.2018 - 15:56 [ Saint Mike #GTTO ‏/ Twitter ]

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is some Middle East crackpot dictatorship. It’s not, it’s France, where the neoliberals’ wet dream, Macron, treats students like this. Ah, ‘moderate’ centrism.

04.11.2018 - 17:14 [ teleSUR ]

Shakira Calls For More Equality Peace and Education in Colombia

„When some children do not receive the same education as those who live in better conditions, we can not speak of a country in peace, we can not speak of a country that has equality, because education is that which gives us equality, it is that opportunity and that inalienable right that makes us all equal, that gives us all the same opportunity,“ Shakira said.

15.05.2018 - 10:50 [ Our Revolution / Twitter ]

America’s teachers have seen cut after cut at the hands of legislatures all across the country for decades. Now, they’re standing up, going on strike, and demanding better pay and better funding for education. And you know what? They’re winning.