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  • Teacher Shortages Are Looming, but It Doesn't Need to Be This Way

    By Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout | Report

    Donald Trump and his choice of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary -- a woman with no teaching experience, who sent her own kids to private schools -- may not find the anticipated shortfall troubling. The rest of us, however, should be deeply concerned.Donald Trump and his choice of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary -- a woman with no teaching experience, who sent her own kids to private schools -- may not find the anticipated teacher shortfall troubling. The rest of us, however, should be deeply concerned. (Photo: SOMANEDU / Flickr)

    Giving teachers a voice in determining curricula and school administration, and salaries on par with other essential professions will attract and keep good teachers. But it will be an uphill struggle to preserve our education system under billionaire education secretary Betsy DeVos, who has been seeking to undermine public education for years.

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  • Stop Fixating on Economic Growth -- Let's Talk About Quality of Life

    Stop Fixating on Economic Growth -- Let's Talk About Quality of Life

    By John de Graaf, Truthout | News Analysis

    It's time for Democrats to get beyond the post-election blame game and focus on a values transformation. Instead of propagating the myths of exceptionalism and unrestrained growth, we should promote a cooperative way of life where work-sharing is as important as a federal jobs program.

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  • No Country With a McDonald's Can Remain a Democracy

    No Country With a McDonald's Can Remain a Democracy

    By George Monbiot, the Guardian US | Op-Ed

    Under the onslaught of the placeless, transnational capital that McDonald's exemplifies, democracy as a living system withers and dies. The old forms and forums still exist -- parliaments and congresses remain standing -- but the power they once contained seeps away, reemerging where we can no longer reach it. The political power of the people has flitted to lobbyists.

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