Photo: Students interrupt University of Texas administrators during their town hall meeting on professor sexual misconduct with a banner reading “UT is Complicit, Fire the Abusers” By Ann Evans Last night, the University of Texas at Austin (UT) held a student town hall to address concerns regarding the sexual misconduct of professors who remain on staff and the administration’s failure to protect students. The Misconduct … Continue reading AUSTIN: Sexual Misconduct Town Hall Serves to Pacify UT Students, Justify Administration Inaction
Photo: Police strikes at protesters who crossed barricade at school board meeting By Edith Flanagan Recently published videos show the Oakland Police Department violently repressing protests against the Oakland Unified School District at La Escuelita Elementary last week, arresting a total of six protesters. Oakland teachers and parents, led by a legalist coalition named Oakland is Not for Sale, were responding to the planned closure of several … Continue reading OAKLAND: Parents and Teachers Clash with Police at School Board Meeting
Photo: Workers rally outside Hillsborough County School Board offices in May against privatization plans. By Aida Demar On October 11, the Hillsborough School Employees Federation (HSEF), the union which represents the custodians and other workers in the district, announced that Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) will not be privatizing the custodial force and will instead begin a pilot program of centralizing custodial operations. This plan, proposed … Continue reading TAMPA: Custodial Workers To Lose Jobs as School District Makes Cuts
Photo: Parent Charlotte Williams at community meeting called in response to school closures. By Alberto Rosse This Monday classes resumed for students of Benjamin Franklin High School at their new temporary location in the former Khepera Charter School in Northern Philadelphia. Last week parents, students, teachers, and other community members of Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy (SLA) confronted Philadelphia School District Superintendent … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA: Community Members Resist School Relocation Plan
Foto: El Consejo de AISD reunían el 9 de septiembre para repasar los cierres propuestos de 12 escuelas Este artículo es una traducción. Por Walter Villareal y David Martínez El lunes por la noche, el consejo del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Austin (o AISD) revisó los planes de cerrar 12 escuelas públicas en base a las recomendaciones del distrito publicadas el viernes pasado. AISD continúa … Continue reading Austin: 12 Escuelas Enfrentan al Cierre Sobre la Gentrificación Que Reduce el Número de Inscripción.
Photo: The AISD board meets on September 9 to go over the proposed closures of 12 schools. By Walter Villarreal and David Martinez On Monday night, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) board of trustees went over plans to shut down 12 public schools based on recommendations from the district released last Friday. AISD continues to face declining enrollment primarily due to the ongoing gentrification … Continue reading AUSTIN: 12 Schools Face Closure as Gentrification Drives Lower Enrollment Numbers