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The Recent Supreme Court Decision Gives Even More Power to the Wealthy

David Lyell | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
David Lyell

Teaching is a thankless job. And though the voices of the working class are often already ignored by management, astonishingly, it could get worse with the recent ruling that caps on political contributions are unconstitutional.

LA School Board Member Steve Zimmer Stands With Students Against 'Vergara Fiction'

John Thompson | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Los Angeles School Board member Steve Zimmer nailed the essence of Vergara versus California, the corporate reformers' legal assault on teachers' due ...

Children Last: California Trial Showcases the Corporate War on Teachers and Public Education

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Are job protections for teachers to blame for educational underachievement among low-income students of color in California? That's the provocative question ostensibly at the heart of Vergara vs. California.

Meet the Tech Entrepreneur Putting Teacher Tenure on Trial

David Callahan | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
David Callahan

Sometimes it seems like the education arena is just one big fight between rich people and teachers unions. But rarely has that fight ended up in a courtroom, which is exactly what's happening right now in Los Angeles.

Why a Nice Philanthropist Takes on "Bad" Teachers -- and the Rest of Us

John Thompson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Why can't the outsiders understand that the real problem is the terrible working conditions in so many high-poverty schools? If they were a principal, would they go through the not-so-onerous process of dismissing teachers when they may not be able to find better replacements?

Authorities Make Surprising Discovery In Wreckage

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY -- SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A missing Kansas man spent his final days trapped in the wreckage of his van in a rural Utah ravine — writ...

Silicon Valley Nonprofit Launches Full-Scale Assault On Teacher Protection Laws

| John Fensterwald | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. A nonprofit founded by a Sil...

SIGIR Speaks

David Isenberg | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
David Isenberg

According to the Defense Department, if you include the OSC-I contractors, the total for private security contractors rises to 3,577. The takeaway is that after all these years the U.S. government still has problems tracking the number of contractors working in Iraq.

Al Jazeera Report: Top Bechtel Executive Advised Gaddafi Loyalists This Month

Posted 10.31.2011 | World

As the dust settled in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, Al Jazeera producer Jamal Elshayyai filed a shocking report from Gaddafi's former intelligence h...