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U.S. Student Debt in "Serious Delinquency" Tops $166 Billion
Business  (tags: students, education, loans, debt )

Freya
- 27 days ago - msn.com
Bloomberg calculated the dollar amounts from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's quarterly household-debt report, which includes only the total owed and the percentage delinquent at least 90 days or in default.
Appalachian Coal Miners Who Lost Their Jobs Are Being Retrained as Beekeepers âEUR" for Free
Business  (tags: philanthropy, education, GoodNews, goodnews, labor )

Glenn
- 45 days ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
As a means of lifting former coal miners out of poverty, this West Virginia nonprofit is retraining them to be beekeepers.
Top CEOs Warn Shutdowns and Low Immigration Are Stunting Research, Technology and US Competitiveness
Business  (tags: research, government spending, education, immigration, commerce )

Freya
- 53 days ago - alternet.org
The report complains "dysfunction in Washington abounds - from shutdowns to the inability to work together to solve America's big challenges," and "Tight budgets, policy challenges and competing priorities have caused political leaders to avoid...
Stand in Solidarity With L.A. Teachers Now
Business  (tags: education, kids, children, schools, strikes, petitions )

Freya
- 61 days ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
L.A. public school teachers began their strike for better pay, smaller class sizes, more support staff like counselors and librarians, and the materials they need to do their jobs and teach our kids well.
Karen Pence's School Discriminates Against Gays, Which Is Legal. Congress Must Pass the Equality Act
Business  (tags: schools, education, discrimination, bigotry, prejudice, injustice, petitions, LGBTQ )

Freya
- 62 days ago - dailykos.com
The school expressly forbids any employees from being gay, transgender, an unmarried straight person who engages in premarital sex, or "any other violation of the unique roles of male and female."
Student Debt Crisis
Business  (tags: schools, education, loans, debt, economic injustice )

Freya
- 124 days ago - facebook.com
NEW REPORT: Survey by Student Debt Crisis and Summer reveals the truth behind the day-to-day lives of student loan borrowers #BuriedInDebt.
He Was Called 2,000 Times About His Student Loans. Now, It Could Get Worse for Borrowers
Business  (tags: education, loans, lenders, greed, economic injustice )

Freya
- 224 days ago - yahoo.com
Ever since an accident when he was 30, he's been paralyzed from the waist down, and the relentless calls from Navient about his student loans triggered his nerves.
Petition - End Child Labor in Major Tourist Destination
Business  (tags: Tourist Industy, Child Labor, exploitation of child workers, deplorable conditions, Ethical Treatment, fair work conditions, education, human rights abuses, inequality, stronger protection laws, prevention of exploitation, responsible development )


- 456 days ago - forcechange.com
End child labor in major tourist destination and protect the rights of children. Right outside the famous Taj Mahal in Agra, India, children as young as 8 years old are toiling in factories, stitching together shoes for major brands. They work in...
The House Tax Bill Robs Students So That the Rich and Corporations Can Have More
Business  (tags: tax reform, tax bills, greed, education, schools, economic injustice )

Freya
- 487 days ago - alternet.org
The bill abandons investing in brainpower in favor of permanent tax cuts for the already rich and corporations.
You Don't Need a 4-Year Degree to Earn a Decent Living - Business Insider
Business  (tags: education, labor, money )

Glenn
- 503 days ago - businessinsider.com
It's not the end of the world if you haven't finished college.
Trump's Cynical Jobs Program: Dump Your House, Move Somewhere Else and Work for Less
Business  (tags: Trump regime, jobs, employment, manufacturing, work skills, education )

Freya
- 600 days ago - alternet.org
Maybe Trump supporters are glimpsing the truth: He has no plan to bring back high-paying jobs, and never did.
America Is Regressing Into a Developing Nation for Most People @Alternet
Business  (tags: usa, society, safety, culture, ethics, crime, abuse, education, family, dishonesty, violence, rights, women, law, government, world, economy, finance, money, marketing, corporate, consumers, corruption, foreclosures )

Wilde
- 698 days ago - alternet.org
A new book reveals that the U.S. is becoming two distinct countries, with separate economies, politics and opportunities. This post originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.You've probably heard the news that the celebrat
School Choice, Neoliberalism Hurt Public Goods and Education
Business  (tags: education, Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, neoliberalism, democracy, school privatization, vouchers )

Judy
- 703 days ago - theatlantic.com
In the neoliberal view, if your public institutions and spaces don't resemble markets, with a range of consumer options, then you aren't really free. DeVos has spent much of her time and millions of dollars on privatizing schools.
CBE and ALEC Preparing Students for the Gig Economy
Business  (tags: The "Gig Economy", education, competency based education, CBE, ALEC, Pearson, common employability skills, neoliberalism, privatization, "sharing economy" )

Judy
- 951 days ago - educationalchemy.com
The gig economy is "....a weird yet historic mash-up of Silicon Valley technology and Wall Street greed" which is being thrust "upon us (as) the latest economic fraud: the so-called 'sharing economy..."
 

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