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  • Mismanagement, Fraud and Worker Abuse at Charter Schools Are Driving School Staff to Unionize

    By Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout | Report

    Unionized teachers with ASPIRA charter school network rally outside an ASPIRA high school to convince the company's management to come to terms on a contract on March 9, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images)Unionized teachers with ASPIRA charter school network rally outside an ASPIRA high school to convince the company's management to come to terms on a contract on March 9, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images)

    Charter school teachers and staff are increasingly seeking union representation. Issues such as job security, salary, benefits and decent working hours have been catalysts driving collective bargaining efforts. Pro-union workers also want a larger say in decisions impacting school management and measures of student learning.

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  • After Georgia Tech Police-Perpetrated Shooting of Non-Binary Student, Atlanta Police Crack Down on Student Dissent

    After Georgia Tech Police-Perpetrated Shooting of Non-Binary Student, Atlanta Police Crack Down on Student Dissent

    By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report

    As police repression has unfolded across Atlanta-area colleges, right-wing groups like the Georgia Tech Marksman Club and the neo-fascist Identity Evropa have exploited the police-perpetrated shooting of an LGBT activist to build support for campus police -- all while Georgia Tech president G.P. Peterson has peddled fear about "outside agitators" intent on "inciting violence" on campus.

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  • New York City Launches Committee to Review Maternal Deaths

    New York City Launches Committee to Review Maternal Deaths

    By Robin Fields, ProPublica | Report

    Following in the steps of Baltimore and Philadelphia, New York City is establishing a committee to review deaths and severe complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. This attempt to protect mothers and improve data collection comes amid intensifying concerns about deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth. The city's maternal mortality rate is above the national average. The US has the highest maternal mortality rate in the industrialized world, and features a worsening racial divide.

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