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Update [10:22]: Original story claimed that Shaw Avenue, the area where Vonderrit Myers was shot and killed, was near Ferguson.  Shaw is in the St. Louis area. Last night, there was another police shooting in Shaw Avenue area of St. Louis.  Family members of Vonderrit Myers …

Hours after the state ran School Reform Commission’s horrific decision to obliterate the collective bargaining rights of Philadelphia’s public school teachers, Pennsylvania Working Families Party other organizations in the PCAPS coalition organized an emergency rally outside of Governor Tom Corbett’s office.  Pennsylvania Working Families Party organizer Kati Sipp …

Early this morning, students in the Philadelphia School District began walking out their school buildings as part of a student strike in support of their teachers. On Monday – one day after World Teachers Day – the Philadelphia School Reform Commission took the unprecedented move …

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared over at The Consulting Editor blog following the #BurnItDown Twitter action the last weekend in September. “An Adjunct Catching Fire” was a two-part guest post by “Adjunct Mockingjay.” We are reposting “An Adjunct Catching Fire” on Raging Chicken Press as …

A Fracking Good Letter

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

The oil and gas industry has retreated from its entrenched position to have the public delete the “k” in “fracking,” and write it as “frac’ing” or “fracing.” Those who have been the strongest advocates for fracking scorned and mocked those who place the “k” in …

Editor’s Note: A slightly earlier version of this post indicated that the Tweet pictured below originated from Marcia Welsh’s account. It did not. She FAVORITED another Tweet. We caught the error shortly after the article first went live and made the corrections. We are sorry for the …

On July 30, PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) administrators announced their intentions to deepen the austerity at five state-owned universities: Mansfield, Edinboro, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, and Cheyney. These are the same five universities that claimed “financial hardship” last year and experienced sweeping cuts to faculty and …

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