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It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar: Teachers only work half a year. Teachers are …

I am away from my computer and blogging from my tablet and wireless keyboard so please mind the lack of hyperlinks in this blog… Last week the Pittsburgh Post Gazette released a bombshell story revealling that Governor Tom Corbett’s former education secretary, Ron Tomalis, is …

Editor’s Note: Late this afternoon, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) issued the following press release in response to the retrenchment notices issued to five PASSHE universities yesterday. Raging Chicken Press received the press release after Kevin Mahoney’s piece on this …

The NextGen Climate Super PAC released another video attacking, what else, Tom Corbett’s natural gas and education policy.  In the video, canvassers were asking Pittsburgh Pirates fans to stick “fracked up stickers” on Governor Corbett’s face.  Throughout the video, the canvassers brought up these three …

So, You Want to Go to College?

July 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared over at Lehigh Valley Vanguard, a new progressive visual and literary publication based out of Easton, PA. Marlana Eck is the founder and Editor of the Lehigh Valley Vanguard. Be sure to check out their full site and give them some …

 Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college’s programs and ties to the oil and gas industry.  Part 2: Problems with academic integrity in other Pennsylvania colleges. Among the mission statements of …

In Governor Vaginal Probe’s endorsement video for Governor Close Your Eye’s reelection campaign, Texas Governor Rick Perry continued to parrot Governor Tom Corbett’s talking points on balanced budgets, reducing billion dollar deficits, creating 150,000 private sector jobs and making Pennsylvania the second largest energy producer in …

To mimic Bill Clinton, it’s Corbett’s education record, stupid. While there is some merit that  Kathleen Kane’s well timed Jerry Sandusky report, like a week before the election, will harm Tom Corbett’s reelection ambitions, Corbett’s fate has been sealed since his attacks on public education …

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