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Peter Greene: A Primer on Privatization

Most people have no idea about the privatization movement. They don’t know that the narrative of crisis (“our schools are failing, failing, failing”)–repeated again and again–is intended to clear the way for privatization. 36 more words

Charter Schools

How budget cuts are affecting the Portsmouth courthouse

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Budget cuts in Portsmouth are now in effect. That includes the courthouse – where a reduction in force became a battleground this spring between the sheriff and the mayor.  241 more words

Local News

Mike Klonsky: Rahm and Rauner Make War on Working People of Chicago

Mike Klonsky writes that Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner have brought the city and state to their knees with their austerity budgets. … 225 more words

Chicago

Universities warned to brace for funding cut

The Australian     |     1 July 2015

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Universities have been warned their funding will be cut by 20% almost immediately, an average of $32 million a university, if the government can get its higher education reform package through the Senate by the end of the year. 661 more words

Higher Education Policy

Washington state poverty rate remains unchanged

The number of Washington state residents living below the poverty line remained relatively steady from 2009 to 2010. Approximately 781,000 residents, or 11.7 percent, were living in poverty in 2009. 12 more words

Homeless

CT Viewpoints Op-Ed by Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health: "Take mental health and addiction care off the CT chopping block"

“Make no mistake: these cuts are equivalent to a tsunami and will have a lasting aftermath. Connecticut’s mental health treatment has been a model for the nation, and the recommended budget cuts would dismantle and destabilize that system.” 61 more words

Connecticut

CT Viewpoints: "Preserve funding for Connecticut's DDS clients and caregivers"

“The majority of funding for services and wages of direct caregivers comes from the Department of Developmental Services.  This funding has been flat for far too long creating a crisis of those in need of services and chronically low wages for direct caregivers.” 69 more words

Connecticut