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Important Notice for MATC Students

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

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

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.

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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The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 212 has been the collective voice of the Milwaukee Area Technical College’s (MATC’s) faculty since 1931, long before public employees won the legal right to collectively bargain. In its first decade Local 212 secured tenure and a single-salary schedule based on educational attainment and length of service. Since its Depression-era origin, Local 212 h...
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