Koch brothers back new firm seeking to elect right-wing candidates to state and local offices
There were major wins for public education yesterday in Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, while voters rejected a much-needed school funding amendment in Colorado.
Key elections that will affect education in Virginia, New York, Colorado and Connecticut.
Canvasser Nate Sender: “I believe being involved with your community and voting are social responsibilities.”
Retired educator Harry Klugel — “I think the crowd felt that this was a history changing kind of event.That they were involved in something that was going to be in the history books.”
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, this Saturday, August 24, will draw educators, students, labor leaders and social and economic justice advocates from across the nation.
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VEA President Meg Gruber: “Mr. Cuccinelli’s plan deserves an ‘F’ for ignoring the needs of Virginia’s students while promising to funnel more public money to private interests at taxpayer expense.”
“Family unity plays a critical role in student success. Yet growing numbers of public school students live in fear that our nation’s immigration policies will break up their families, forcing them to choose between their country and their loved ones.”
ALEC v. Kids provides more evidence that the American Legislative Exchange Council is selling students’ futures for profit.