Education justice

  • Big Education News for 2024

    Big Education News for 2024

    From the ridiculous (Moms for Liberty) to the sublime (Notorious D.O.T.)  The school board beat is not usually this tabloid-worthy, but have you all been following the -ahem- “career” of Bridget Ziegler of Sarasota, Florida? This fine, upstanding lady is married to Christian Ziegler, who was ousted last year as the chair of the Florida…

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  • News from other states, both good and bad

    News from other states, both good and bad

    From the state of Idaho, a new statute was recently passed by the legislature that literally strikes fear into our hearts and seems to indicate a slide toward a future resembling Margaret Atwood’s Gilead from A Handmaid’s Tale. The law creates a new crime, called “abortion trafficking.”  Here are the bare facts, as reported on…

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  • Historic Educators’ Strikes in the Twin Cities, 2022 and 1970

    Historic Educators’ Strikes in the Twin Cities, 2022 and 1970

    The big story In a deliberately coordinated effort, MFT59 and MFT59-ESP, representing teachers and other professionals in the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) respectively, and SPFE (SPFT 28) representing both sections in Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS), filed “intent to strike” paperwork on Wednesday, February 23. As I wrote in the original piece for March 7,…

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