Tag Archives: American Federation of Teachers

Trump supporting Republican Senator suggests we learn our history from Ken Burns DVDs instead of those in the “higher education cartel”. Ken Burns obliges with history lesson on Trump.

This past Thursday, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, warning against what he called the “higher education cartel” in an interview with WisPolitics, suggested that we change the college system in the United States so that our students encounter fewer live instructors, and watch more DVDs. Following is a clip from Inside Higher Ed. …”We’ve got the […]

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Michigan’s first for-profit charter school goes union in Detroit… Will others follow?

A few days ago, something positive happened on the Michigan education landscape. The teachers of the Cesar Chavez Academy, a charter school in southwest Detroit, voted to unionize. What follows is my admittedly too short interview with Daniel Kukuk, one of the American Federation of Teachers organizers who helped make it happen. MARK: So, what […]

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The problem, according to the NRA: Not enough “good” guns in schools

A few days ago, after almost a full week of silence, the National Rifle Association (NRA) issued a press release addressing the December 14 mass murder in Connecticut, in which 26 lives were lost, including those of 20 six- and seven-year-olds. In their press release, the NRA promised that they were, “prepared to offer meaningful […]

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