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Koch Bros Final Solution to Democracy: Destroying labor unions

From Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains: If the nation’s health, schools, and prisons, and the world’s climate, are at a watershed moment, so, too, is the U.S. labor force. A large body of research by economists and political scientists over … Continue reading

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Good news for public schools

I read David L. Kirp’s opinion piece, “The Community School Comes of Age,” in today’s New York Times with my mouth dropping open and my heart beating faster. Because I’d never heard of community schools, never heard that New York … Continue reading

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When I thought I’d never see my family again

I was five years old and, as was normal, started kindergarten. I don’t remember much about that kindergarten but I remember with glaring clarity the end of my first day there. We lived in the Bronx then. My parents — … Continue reading

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