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The Tenacious Pursuit of Education

April 3, 2012By Tam H. Phan, Director of Community Affairs, LaborPress Carolyn Cox always understood education was important. But as life went on around her, as it does for all of us, pursuing a degree can be difficult. But Carolyn knew that for her career to advance, obtaining an education was key. And with tenacity,…

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College Students Need Protection Too

March 27, 2012By Tam H. Phan, Director of Community Affairs LaborPress As Director of Community Affairs for LaborPress, I always have on top of mind our news and advocacy platform for unions and labor organizations. There is one in particular that hits very close to home—adequate funding for CUNY. I am currently a CUNY graduate student studying…

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Opposition to CUNY’S New General Education Plan Intensifies

March 26, 2012Around Town – By Neal Tepel Professors at the City University of New York have demonstrated unprecedented opposition to CUNY’s controversial new general education plan, Pathways. More than 3,300 faculty and staff have signed an online petition calling for the repeal of Pathways; numerous elected faculty bodies have passed resolutions against it; and…

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Lehman Should Stay and Bloomberg Should Go

March 26, 2012By Mohammed Shamim With the programs provided by Lehman High School and the diversity of the student body that have resulted from this school, it seems very clear that Lehman should stay and Mayor Bloomberg should go. Lehman High School’s students and faculty, supported by Bronx community members, have made the argument of…

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Metropolitan College of New York Re-Opens its Doors in the Bronx

March 23, 2012By John Bae, LaborPress Staff Writer On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, with a warm welcome from the community and public officials such as Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene, the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) re-opened its doors in the Bronx after more than five years.  The Bronx Extension Center, located at 529 Courtlandt…

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Students and Parents Protest School Closings

February 13, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter It wasn’t easy listening to the approximately 100 speakers who voiced their anger about school closings to the 13-member Panel for Educational Policy at Brooklyn Technical H.S. on Thursday, February 9 as their voices were drowned out in the cavernous auditorium by remnants of Occupy Wall Street. Nonetheless, the…

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The Politics of Teacher Evaluations

February 1, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter Some politicians are claiming that unless the state finalizes its teacher evaluation system, it is at risk of losing $700 million in Federal Race to the Top money. The state’s teachers union worked hard to create a comprehensive and fair evaluation system. But Governor Andrew Cuomo demanded more…

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The Legislature Must Address “Tax Reform”

December 7, 2011By Dr. Barbara Bowen, President, Professional Staff Congress/CUNYThe Legislature and the Governor have an opportunity to enact real, progressive tax reform and to spare millions of low and middle-income  New Yorkers from the continuing injustice that is built into the current State budget. For the sake of the 99% in New York—including thousands…

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Closing the Opportunity Gap

December 4, 2011By Bendix Anderson Everyone should have the chance to go to college — but many students don’t get the support they need to reach their full potential. “We have come to tolerate a separate but unequal system of education,” said Dr. Robert Teranishi, Associate Professor of Higher Education at New York University. Teranishi…

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DC 37 and Local 372 File Lawsuit against DOE

November 18, 2011By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter More than a month after 672 Local 372 school aides and parent coordinators were laid off from the Department of Education (DOE), Local 372 and DC 37’s leadership held a press conference on November 16 at DC 37’s offices to announce a lawsuit against DOE with the NY…

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