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Union Members Create Student Emergency Funds

Fast Fund
Faculty create emergency funds for struggling students. Thousands of college students struggle to meet their bills, and many have to drop out of school before reaching graduation. Now many of them will have more resources to keep them in class, thanks to an expanding emergency fund organized by faculty union members. The FAST Fund started at Milwaukee Area Technical College, where Lo...
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MATC Instructors Condemn DeVos Decision to Deregulate For-Profits, Endangering Students

MATC INSTRUCTORS CONDEMN DEVOS DECISION The American Federation of Teachers Local 212, the Milwaukee Area Technical College’s faculty union, strongly condemns the Department of Education’s decision to rescind the Gainful Employment Rule. This rule was instituted to ensure that colleges taking advantage of government-funded student loan programs could demonstrate that the training they provided...
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Norway teachers union president and AFT president issue joint statement on Trump’s racist remarks:

AFT
Press Release Union of Education Norway and AFT on President Trump’s Racism For Release:  | Saturday, January 13, 2018 Andrew Crook o: 202-393-8637 | c: 607-280-6603 acrook@aft.org http://www.aft.org WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Union of Education Norway President Steffen Handal issued t...
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MATC electronics instructor and Local 2112 member Tom Heraly featured in Journal Sentinel article:

The MATC West Campus at 1200 S. 71st St., West Allis
$25 an hour jobs await MATC West Allis two-year electronics grads at Foxconn, elsewhere Jane Ford-Stewart, Now News Group Published 4:16 p.m. CT Jan. 10, 2018 | Updated 11:15 a.m. CT Jan. 11, 2018 WEST ALLIS - When the massive Foxconn plant opens, the MATC campus in West Allis is in line to play a major role in training people for electronics jobs there that are likely pay $20-25 an hour startin...
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It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry

It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry
Sara Goldrick-Rab | ON CAMPUS JAN. 14, 2018 Last fall, students at two of the nation’s premier historically black colleges, Spelman and Morehouse, went on a hunger strike. They weren’t protesting policymakers in Washington. They were pressuring their schools to allow students to donate unused meal plan vouchers to those on campus who needed them. These students recognized a real problem, one tha...
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Revised Data Shows Community Colleges Have Been Underappreciated

Community Colleges Have Been Underappreciated
Kevin Carey | OCT. 31, 2017 A college degree is the key to unlocking many of the best careers in the modern labor market. But more than 20 million working-age adults in the United States are college dropouts, failed in some way by institutions that collectively receive hundreds of billions of dollars in public funding every year. For the last few decades, the Department of Education has trac...
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House G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits

House G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits
By ERICA L. GREEN | NOV. 15, 2017 WASHINGTON — The moment the last of Fred Vautour’s five children walked across the stage as a Boston College graduate was priceless. Not only did Mr. Vautour have the rare distinction of handing each of his children their diplomas, but he was also able to pay for their nearly 18 years of schooling by collecting trash, scrubbing toilets and mopping floors while t...
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Morehouse, Spelman students hunger strike ends in free meals on campus

Morehouse, Spelman students hunger strike ends in free meals on campus
By thegrio | November 11, 2017 A hunger strike at Morehouse College and Spelman College has ended after the two historically black colleges announced that they would make changes to help students who did not have access to food. On Tuesday, Mary Pat Hector, of Spelman, took to Twitter to announce that the hunger strike, which started on November 2, was over. “What came from that meeting w...
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For-profit college students twice as likely to default on loans, report says

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
BY MARIA DANILOVA, ASSOCIATED PRESS  | October 5, 2017 at 7:12 AM EDT WASHINGTON — Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public educational institutions, according to a federal study published Wednesday. The report by the National Center of Education Statistics looks at students who began their undergraduat...
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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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