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Month: November 2016

AFT Local 212 holds Unity, Tolerance and Inclusion gathering at Oak Creek campus

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AFT Local 212's unity gathering at the Oak Creek campus attracted an overflow crowd of mainly immigrant students. The event was held just a few miles from where seven Sikh worshipers were murdered by a white supremacist a few years ago. Local 212 president, , Dr. Michael Rosen, opened the meeting by reading a statement of support from the MATC faculty to the college’s students reaffirming MATC’...
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Donald Trump Agrees to Pay $25 Million in Trump University Settlement

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By STEVE EDER | NOV. 18, 2016 Donald J. Trump in 2005, when he announced the establishment of Trump University.CreditBebeto Matthews/Associated Press Donald J. Trump has reversed course and agreed on Friday to pay $25 million to settle a series of lawsuits stemming from his defunct for-profit education venture, Trump University, finally putting to rest fraud allegations by former s...
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With Trump, Investors See Profits Again in For-Profit Colleges

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It hasn’t been a good couple of years for for-profit colleges. Many of them, usually offering vocational training, have had to close outlets as the federal government cracked down on their advertising and student loan practices. Two of the largest, ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges, shut down. Then came the election of Donald J. Trump as president. Stock prices of the companies stil...
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Important Notice for MATC Students

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Dear MATC Students, The American Federation of Teachers Local 212, representing MATC’s faculty, counselors and professional staff, has issued the following statement to you, our students, and to the citizens of Milwaukee. Please take a moment to read it. 212-pin-eng The recent election was among the most divisive and uncivil in American history. Women, Muslims, Mexicans, African-Americans...
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Half of U.S. college students struggle with food insecurity, study shows

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Claire McNeill, Times Staff Writer | Wednesday, October 5, 2016 For nearly half of the country’s college students, food insecurity is a real worry. That’s according to a new report that surveyed almost 3,800 college students in 12 states — the broadest such study to date, its authors say. Another alarming finding: 22 percent of students qualified as “hungry,” meeting the lowest levels of foo...
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The Bumpy Road to Free College

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To make it happen, the federal government and the states might have to work together — like they did to build the interstate highways By Karin Fischer |  OCTOBER 30, 2016 Randy Lyhus for The Chronicle You might have heard — Hillary Clinton has a free-college plan. Plenty of ink has been spilled on the Democratic presidential nominee’s proposal to cover in-state tuition at public colleg...
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None of My Teachers Knew I Was Homeless. They Should Have.

A high school student walks down a dark hallway in a public high school, silhouetted by daylight spilling in and reflecting off of the floor and lockers.
For many teachers, helping students means a phone call home. And since we didn’t have a home, we didn’t have help. - By Caitlin Cheney GETTY IMAGES As a homeless student, icebreakers were always tough for me. If my classmates asked about my family or tried to organize sleepovers, I couldn’t tell them that me and my younger sister didn’t have a place to live. I was afraid that if t...
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