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Month: September 2017

Sept. 27th News Release

The American Federation of Teachers Local 212 condemned Governor Walker's veto eliminating the Education Approval Board (EAB) as an independent agency. According to Dr. Michael Rosen, a retired economics instructor and prominent critic of for-profit colleges, “Thousands of economically disadvantaged students will be hurt by this veto. Wisconsin is now open for business for these predatory ente...
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MEDIA RELEASE: MATC Faculty Union condemns DACA termination as an attack on American values

September 6, 2017 The American Federation of Teachers Local 212 at Milwaukee Area Technical College responded to President Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects from deportation more than 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Dr. Lisa Conley, Local 212 president and Life Scienc...
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A Lost Decade in Higher Education Funding State Cuts Have Driven Up Tuition and Reduced Quality

Higher Education Funding State Cuts Have Driven Up Tuition
A decade since the Great Recession hit, state spending on public colleges and universities remains well below historic levels, despite recent increases. Overall state funding for public two- and four-year colleges in the 2017 school year (that is, the school year ending in 2017) was nearly $9 billion below its 2008 level, after adjusting for inflation. (See Figure 1.) The funding decline has contr...
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Why college professors are offering to help students get food and shelter

college professors help students get food and shelter
Over the next few weeks, professors will present millions of students with a syllabus, a guide to their class that typically features books and other materials students will have to study to pass. But this year, a growing number of professors are including some other things they hope will help students succeed: information for students who are struggling to find housing or food. The movement to...
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