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All Americans’ Private Photos Could Be Leaked Thanks to the NSA, Not Just Jennifer Lawrence’s

Everyone’s talking about personal privacy violations due to the recent leak of celebrity nude pictures, but the National Security Agency is missing from the debate; Americans have resented teachers throughout history based on moral panic; meanwhile, big Republican donors are considering spending their money to back Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Meet the Groups Fighting Against Limits on Restraining School Kids

Republicans say it is a matter of states’ rights.

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Social Disregard Guides Anti-Teacher Ruling in L.A.

To those who won a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Tuesday “declaring all sorts of job protections for teachers ‘unconstitutional,’ ” teachers unions are at the center of the California school system’s problems—not poverty or inequality—Michael Hiltzik writes at the Los Angeles Times.

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City Education

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Teachers Confront Cops in Mexico City

In preparation for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s first Independence Day celebration this weekend, police emptied the Mexican capital’s main square of protesters Friday by using tear gas and water cannons. The Zócalo had been filled with teachers on strike demonstrating against the new administration’s education reform.

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Back to School

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Back-to-School Blues

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Common Core

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Teachers Then and Now Revised

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Privatizing Education in Chicago

The Chicago Board of Education voted last week to close 50 of the city’s public schools as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to save more than $500 million, or half the district’s deficit. Some 30,000 students will be affected, about 90 percent of them African-American.

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SparkNotes No More—Your Teacher Will Know

With e-books, educators can see whether you’ve skipped pages or even bothered to open your textbook; a Spanish study claims there will be fewer people living on earth in the next century than now; meanwhile, although Portugal’s government has failed to impose austerity, it’s now come up with equivalent replacement measures. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Armed Teachers

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Teachers and Guns

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Dedicated Public Servant

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Arming Teachers

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Standing Up for Teachers

Teachers are heroes, not villains, and it’s time to stop demonizing them.

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Union Showdown in Chicago

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges stopped by “Democracy Now!” to talk about the Chicago public school teachers’ strike, “arguably one of the most important labor actions in probably decades,” which “illustrates the bankruptcy of both traditional labor and the Democratic Party.”

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Dangerous Minds

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Charter Schools Are Not the Silver Bullet

In recent years, major studies suggest that, on the whole, charter schools are producing worse educational achievement results than traditional public schools.

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AP / Gerald Herbert

Income Inequality Goes to School

Countering the efforts of educational reformers—including President Obama and his Race to the Top crew—to blame teachers for student failures, researchers are finding that the growing gap between the affluent and the poor is the real villain.

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AP / Seth Perlman

10 States Get a Pass on ‘No Child Left Behind’

It’s one of the most maligned domestic relics of the George W. Bush era, and now President Obama has stepped in to let 10 states off the hook, at least for the time being, from the experiment in educational standardization known as “No Child Left Behind.”

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Obama: Investing in Public Schools Will Boost Economy

President Barack Obama stressed the importance of quality education in a speech Friday when he announced that any states willing to commit to higher standards of education can get a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. (more)

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Back to School

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This Pissed-Off Teacher Is Our Hero

Every educator should have this video cued and ready to play for every CEO who wants to reinvent the classroom even though they’ve never taught in one and every politician who calls the underpaid and overworked teachers of America lazy.

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Matt Damon Defends Teachers From Vexing Libertarians

The actor, standing next to his educator mother, does away with a camera crew from Reason.tv and it retaliates with amusing editing.

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Tennessee Senate: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ in School

The Tennessee Senate has passed legislation that would keep teachers from educating their students about homosexuality, with language in the bill asserting that “some subjects are best explained and discussed at home.”

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Bloomberg: Bye-Bye Teachers

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that his city does not have the tax revenue needed to continue paying some 6,000 of its teachers.

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AP / Charles Dharapak

The False Debate on the Debt

In the ever-so-smug company of the rich and powerful, it is a given that there is never to be any expression of remorse or other acknowledgement of the pain they have inflicted on the lesser mortals they so cavalierly plunder.

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Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System

We spurn real teachers—those with the capacity to inspire—and replace them with instructors who teach to narrow, standardized tests. These instructors obey. They teach children to obey. And that is the point.

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Don’t Miss Our National Broadcast: Truthdig Radio on Labor

Truthdig Radio is broadcasting nationally today, Wednesday, April 6. We put together a very special show on the labor movement, covering the gamut from farmworkers to teachers and even millionaire athletes. Hop past the jump to find listings and a rundown of our guests.

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War on Libya

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AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Afghanistan MIA From Deficit Debate

While Republicans race to cut spending, including outlays for education, health care and social services, they never mention one of the real reasons for the deficit: the cost of the war in Afghanistan and the mess we’ve made in Iraq.

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White House / Pete Souza

Beware of Arne Duncan’s Tricks

The statistical evidence is that smaller class size means better education, but smaller class size also means higher taxes. So Education Secretary Arne Duncan chose trickery to divert parents from the clear road.

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‘Daily Show’: Revenge of the Curds

Let’s get a couple of things straight about this situation going down in Wisconsin: First, yes, the clash between thousands of union-friendly employees and Gov. Scott Walker is a big deal, but no, this conflict is not at all like the one that just occurred in Egypt. Or Tunisia.

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AP / Andy Manis

The Madison-Washington Connection

The demonstrators in Madison, Wis., are fighting to preserve American hopes for opportunity and security that conservative Republicans are trying to destroy. 

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Survey Says Teachers Lack Backbone When It Comes to Evolution

A couple of political scientists out of Penn State University went looking into the way evolution is taught in classrooms, and discovered that the vast majority of teachers are overly cautious in their presentation of the concept, contrary to National Research Council guidelines. (more)

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Job Cuts Outpace Hiring

What’s bad? September saw 159,000 public sector employees laid off. What’s worse? A good number of those layoffs were teachers, as private sector hiring failed to keep pace with job cuts by federal and local governments.

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$26 Billion for States and Schools

A $26 billion aid package was passed by the Senate on Thursday that aims to ensure that school districts and states do not have to can tens of thousands of teachers and government workers. Just two Republicans crossed the ideological aisle to support the bill, which now heads to the House.

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Kindergarten: A Lasting Legacy

Economists used data on 12,000 Tennesseans to conclude that while test score gains built by successful elementary teachers had faded by high school, more meaningful outcomes (income, college, divorce, savings) seem to show a strong link between quality education as a child and success in the “real world.”

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Obama Wants $50 Billion For Teachers, Cops and Firefighters

With a relative drop in the bailout bucket, the president thinks he can save 300,000 teachers who would otherwise be kept by economic calamity from annoying America’s children. The money would go to state and local governments struggling to make ends meet.

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Do the Math

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AP / Rich Pedroncelli

Blinded by Reform

The Obama administration has committed serious money to education reform, but many of the Department of Education’s big ideas are flawed.

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Taking Back Our Schools—and Fixing Them

The director of the Education Leadership Program at UCLA forcefully argues that public education funds must be diverted from bloated bureaucracies and redirected into the schools, where principals, teachers and parents can meaningfully influence what is being taught.

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