Poll Shows Highest Level of Public Disapproval for Vouchers Ever

By: Tuesday August 27, 2013 10:43 am

A new PDK/Gallup Poll reveals bad news for the corporate education reform movement to privatize public education. According to the poll vouchers, previously considered a useful wedge weapon against public schools are more unpopular than ever. This week, the 45th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released. Although it [...]

Governor Chris Christie Announces Privatizing Scheme For Camden City Schools

By: Monday March 25, 2013 10:12 am

Governor Chris Christie has announced a state takeover of the Camden school system to force privatization programs. The privatization program had been stymied by residents and their local representatives who did not want to lose their public school system. Now privatization advocates have been able to go around local authorities and have the Governor hand [...]

Union Coalition Promotes “Jobs Not Cuts,” Directly Targets Democratic Senators

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 8:15 am

A coalition of unions has released the first set of ads pressuring Democrats on the grand bargain, with an explicit message of “Jobs Not Cuts.” The ads target some Republicans as well Democratic lawmakers in several states who have made noises in favor of a grand bargain that would cut social insurance programs like Medicare, [...]

NEA, NAACP Swallow Bankers’ Line on Swipe Fees

By: Tuesday March 22, 2011 7:25 am

The amendment to the Dodd-Frank legislation reducing the cost of interchange fees for debit and credit cards passed with a supermajority in the Senate. It went through the normal process and it won. Now the banks, in a slightly stronger position than during the Dodd-Frank debate, are trying to get the changes delayed, and effectively [...]

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