POWER’S Fight for Education Funding and How We Got Where We Are

This is a guest blog from POWER. By Ethel Goldberg, POWER Education Team member About six years ago, Rabbi Eli Freedman of Congregation Rodeph Shalom wrote an article for our congregational bulletin, where he asked the question, “What issue or issues … Continued

The Separate, Unequal Education of Students with Special Needs

The Hechinger Report “Children … all over the country – with diagnoses including ADHD, bipolar disorder and, increasingly, autism … are often placed in separate classrooms within public schools and spend large numbers of hours on computers using technology that … Continued

Add Your Voice to Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

From Appalachian Voices (http://www.appvoices.org/): The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would transport fracked gas 600 miles through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. The pipeline would permanently damage our forests — spoiling views from the Appalachian Trail — and its climate … Continued

PA Voters Oppose Medical Liability Bill

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-30/health-issues/pa-voters-oppose-medical-liability-bill/a57054-1 March 30, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HR 1215 would shield nursing homes from liability for abuse and neglect. (Roger W/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – A majority of Pennsylvania voters … Continued

Nearly 300 Legal Experts: Attorney General Sessions Wrong on “Sanctuary” Cities

From the Immigrant Legal Resources Center (https://www.ilrc.org/): Attorney General Falsely Claims “Sanctuary” Cities Violate Federal Law WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, during a press briefing at the White House, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made several erroneous remarks concerning so-called … Continued

Coalition Takes Trump’s Order to Pillage Public Lands for Coal to Court

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/29/coalition-takes-trumps-order-pillage-public-lands-coal-court Published on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by Common Dreams “This isn’t putting Americans first, this is putting corporate polluters first.” By Andrea Germanos, staff writer The Tongue River is downstream from the Decker Mine. (Photo: Colin Ruggiero … Continued