Astorino Must Desegregate Housing to Improve Schools

NY Green Party Governor candidate Hawkins says Westchester County Executive Astorino’s housing desegregation record shows he can’t resolve this statewide.

Prez Cand Stein (G) Pushes for End to Student Debt

As tens of thousands of students, faculty, and staff protest today across the country (http://www.occupyed org/) against the corporatization of higher education, Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein renewed her call for “generational justice” achieved in part by forgiving student debt and ending tuition at public colleges and universities

‘Native America Calling’ Digs into the Tar Sands! “What’s really important?” 706 Arrested Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline (via 47whitebuffalo’s Blog)

Native America Calling covered the Tar Sands Protests on Tuesday, August 3o. You can listen to the entire program online at http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/ Features Environmental Activist Clayton Thomas-Muller (Cree) and other callers. It’s a GREAT radio program! Listen and learn what Indigenous People are saying about the environmental and health costs. NCA Host Harlan McKosato asks: […]

Are we actually recycling? (via thegreenschoolhouseseries)

Recycling – we all know it’s important, so why don’t more of us do it?  If you’re green-minded and have recycling bins at home, that’s one thing, but if you’re on the go and unable to find an appropriate receptacle, it’s pretty likely your plastic bottle will end up in the trash against your better […]

‘Hot, healthy lunches may be a thing of the past’ (via thegreenschoolhouseseries)

It’s no secret that public schools across America are facing enormous budget cuts, cutting programs and laying off staff to cope. But depriving students of meals? According to a Philadelphia Inquirer article (“26 Philadelphia schools losing full-service kitchens”), hot, healthy lunches may be a thing of the past: “More than 70 percent of the district’s […]

Places to Intervene in a System, in case you don’t know (via Your Money or Your Life)

IW: Donella Meadows was a hero of mine. She was brilliant, and very human.  She was taken from us way too soon.  The Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System essay that this article talks about is a breath-taking introduction to systems thinking. Donella Meadows was one of my great mentors. She, Dennis Meadows and […]

Everyone Benefits from CSA (via thegreenschoolhouseseries)

Build a better relationship – with your produce. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way for consumers to get their weekly produce fix with locally grown vegetables directly from a farmer in their community.  How it Works A farmer provides a “share” (usually a box of vegetables, but other products like fruit and dairy […]

NYCLU Advocacy: DOJ Affirms Immigrant Children’s Right to Attend Schools

IW:  The government should be putting school officials in jail who break this law, just like the school officials try to put parents in jail for trying to get their children a good education. The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education have issued guidance <http://www.nyclu.org/files/releases/DOJ%20DOE%20guidance.pdf> to all the nation’s school districts clarifying […]

SALT book: Vulnerable Populations, Economic Realities

Carolina Academic Press is about to publish VULNERABLE POPULATIONS AND TRANSFORMATIVE LAW TEACHING: A CRITICAL READER, a collaboration between SALT and Golden Gate University School of Law.  Publication is anticipated in mid-March. The essays included in this volume began as presentations at the March 19–20, 2010, “Vulnerable Populations, Economic Realities” teaching conference organized and hosted […]

Taylor Mali on what teachers make (and thoughts on my Dad)

My Dad taught.  He taught at all levels.  He was a high school shop teacher and he was an Education Professor at Adelphi University.  but he was always a teacher first. He loved teaching more than anything.  He was at teaching at age 77 until the cancer stopped him.  The administrators couldn’t stop him.  He loved […]

This Weekend: Brooklyn Free School to Appear on NPR’s This American Life

This Weekend: Brooklyn Free School to Appear on NPR’s This American Life From a press release, forwarded by AERO Contact: Alan Berger, Director www.brooklynfreeschool.org Brooklyn Free School on This American Life Brooklyn Free School (BFS) is proud to announce that it will be featured as part of the radio broadcast This American Life. The program […]

While you were partying: Governor Cuomo sworn in

Hope you are having a great holiday season. Though, realize that the wheels of power are still turning. This evening, Governor Cuomo held a private swearing-in ceremony. His term starts officially on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 12:01am. (And, please keep an eye on his education policies, and who he appoints to the NY State […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY) Joined in SUNY Albany Protests Against Education Budget Cuts, Part of National Day of Action

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

NYCLU to Teach New York City Youth about their Rights During ‘Week of Action’

NEW PUBLICATION: Palm Card: Know Your Rights When Facing a Suspension (2010) (280.43 KB) On Tuesday10/12/10  through Friday10/15/10  next week, the New York Civil Liberties Union and its volunteers will visit public high schools in each New York City borough to inform students of their rights when confronted by police or military recruiters at school, […]

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