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Month: January 2017

Of course, low-income students win with free tuition

By Sara Goldrick-Rab | January 6 Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor of higher education policy and sociology at Temple University, argues in favor of New York’s proposal to cover tuition for residents whose families earn less than $125,000 a year. — Danielle Douglas-Gabriel  Could a free college tuition plan do nothing to lower the price of college for students from low-income families? The ques...
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Norman: Stop trying to kill public education

Why do school choice advocates want to build quality schools at the expense of public education? The discussion about choice, public and charter schools is plenty heated. Let’s not pollute it with fake news. Case in point: William Flanders’ and Corey DeAngelis’ misleading Dec. 26 commentary promising nearly half-a-billion dollars in benefits from the creation of a single private K-8 school in ...
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Local 212’s unity, tolerance and diverse events get national attention

On Thursday, Jan. 19, thousands of educators will come together with students, parents and community members to stand against hate. In the face of the racism, xenophobia, misogyny and anti-Semitism increasingly evident since the presidential campaign, AFT higher education faculty and staff will demand their campuses provide sanctuary for the country's most vulnerable people—including undocum...
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Who’s Really Placing Limits on Free Speech?

MADISON, Wis. — At least three times in the past six months, state legislators have threatened to cut the budget of the University of Wisconsin at Madison for teaching about homosexuality, gender and race. As a faculty member who focuses on how public organizations are managed, I hear a great deal about the dangers of political correctness in higher education. Several of Wisconsin’s elected ...
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