Student Debt Alters Grads’ Choices Throughout Their Lives

Deepak verma

America has gone through a rapid social experiment over the last 20 years. We have created a system, in large part through public disinvestment, where our young people take on large amounts of student debt in order to achieve a college degree. The sea change has been so quick it’s been difficult to
June 26, 2014 at 08:46PM
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Beardsley: Vergara Machine Planning to Sue in Other States to Break Tenure

The Teacher Tenure dispute is spreading . . .

Diane Ravitch's blog

On her blog VAMboozled, Audrey Beardsley reports that the Vergara machine–lawyers, PR firm, and big-time cash–is going on tour, planning to file lawsuits in several states, including New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Oregon, New Mexico, Idaho, and Kansas.

You really have to wonder why billionaires and millionaires take pride in attacking the job rights of teachers.

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Randi Blasts Duncan for Betraying Teachers in Vergara Case

Diane Ravitch's blog

Randi Weingarten wrote a letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, criticizing his sympathetic response to the Vergara decision, which held that tenure and seniority were unconstitutional in California.

She wrote:

“This week, we needed your leadership; to demonstrate that teacher and student interests are aligned; that we must press—60 years after Brown v. Board—for educational equity; that it takes more than a focus on teachers to improve public education; that, when it comes to teachers, we need to promote strategies that attract, retain and support them in classrooms; and that, of course, removing teachers who can’t do their job in quick and effective ways is important, but so is due process, so teachers can take creative risks that enhance teaching and learning.

“But instead, you added to the polarization. And teachers across the country are wondering why the secretary of education thinks that stripping them of their due process…

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