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Teachers Versus Tyrant

Posted by in Commentary, education, Rights

Students and teachers protest outside Brooklyn Technical High School. | Photo Credit: Nowshen Pranthi Governor Cuomo is holding public school funding hostage — but not if these teachers and students have anything to say about it. The Synapse Outside of the largest public high school in the country, Brooklyn Technical High School, teachers and students joined hands Thursday afternoon to unite against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s education policies. The protest was part of a day of action organized by the United Federation of Teachers, which has come out strong against Cuomo’s…read more

62 Million Girls are Not in School

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  Related articles Gender-based violence in and around schools prevents millions of girls worldwide from fulfilling their academic potential Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu top in girls’ education Keeping Girls in School through cash transfer: CRECCOM’s new project CII fighting for girls’ education SHARE

The Right to Water

Posted by in Commentary, Environment, News, Rights

Safe and clean water is a human right. Yet every year, 3.5 million women, men and children die from disease because they don’t have the access they need to water, sanitation and hygiene. That is nearly 10,000 people every day. Read more about how the IRC is providing access to clean water and other critical aid in crisis zones. People living in crisis zones are particularly vulnerable: Wars and natural disasters can cut off water supplies in an instant. Those who lose their homes may be forced to live in overcrowded spaces without adequate…read more

8 Things You Should Know About Corporations Like Pearson that Make Huge Profits from Standardized Tests

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Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Eric Von Seggern [This is an article from 2013, but still timely.-RS] By Alyssa Figueroa /  AlterNet August 6, 2013 Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act and Obama’s Race to the Top grant program means testing giants are raking in the dough. A few months ago, fourth-grader Joey Furlong was lying in a hospital bed, undergoing a pre-brain surgery screening, when a teacher walked in the room with a standardized test. Shocked, Joey’s father, who was in the room, told the teacher to leave. Joey’s mother, Tami Furlong, later said, “I would like to…read more