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Editor’s Note: This is the first post from Kevin Mahoney’s new blog, #Smackademics – commentary, analysis, and reflection on the politics of democratic praxis in higher education. You can visit #Smackademics or check out all the posts right here on Raging Chicken Press.  “Maybe this …

“Fund Our Schools!” “Fund Or Fail!” Those were among the chants that filled the Capitol rotunda today as about 450 students from all of the 14 universities of the PA State System of Higher Education converged in Harrisburg to demand full funding for their schools. …

Yesterday, current Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president, Jerry Jordan, made an appearance on the Rick Smith Show to discuss the union’s upcoming, contested election. Jordan and much of his leadership team are facing a significant challenge from the Caucus of Working Educators, group of rank-and-file PFT …

UPDATED: 2:41 pm, 1/14/16 Earlier today, the Rick Smith Show was named as one of Podbean’s top ten podcasts for 2015 in the News and Politics category. Rick’s Labor History in 2:00 podcast also made it on Podbean’s top ten in the Education category. As readers …

Allentown students showed up in large numbers at last night’s school board meeting to demand sweeping changes in the district. Carrying signs saying “Listen to the Kids,” “Youth Matters,” “Bring Back Programs,” and “I Want a Future,” students wanted to make it clear that there needs to …

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