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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 …

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 …

Form-ing Dissent

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This was originally posted over at The Unarmed Education Mercenary by the Unarmed Education Mercenary herself, @GracieG. @GracieG was one of the participants in this past weekend’s #BurnItDown Twitter action. When she is not in the trenches fighting the adjunct rebellion, we hope …

Thanks to an unbelievable month – well over 53,000 visits in September – Raging Chicken Press hit a new milestone today: over 400,000 page visits. We would like to take a minute to just say thank you to all our contributors, members, supporters, and readers …

Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You

September 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

You’re sitting in your favorite restaurant one balmy September morning. Your waitress brings a pot of coffee and a standard 5-ounce cup. “Would you like cream and sugar with it?” she asks. You drink your coffee black. And hot. You decline her offer. “Would you …

You may have caught the announcement that Gov. Tom Corbett was on hand to open Philadelphia’s first public compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station recently. VNG – a Bala Cynwyd-based start-up devoted to “building the national infrastructure to fuel America’s natural gas vehicles” – installed …

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