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Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has canceled a debate Sunday against Republican Chele Farley because of a labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it. Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election [...]
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What we can learn from closure of charter school that DeVos praised

Betsy DeVos (Credit: AP/Susan Walsh) There was a recorded negative trend in student performance at the school prior to its closing Claire Smrekar, The Conversation2018-01-19T09:00:45Z•2018-01-19T09:00:45Z•0 Comments When [...]
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3 Things on the Tom Price charter flight investigation

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POLITICO health care reporters Rachana Pradhan and Dan Diamond, who originally broke the story about HHS Secretary Tom Price’s charter flight [...]
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Interior Secretary Zinke traveled on charter, military planes

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A spokeswoman said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s charter or military plane trips were booked only after officials were unable to find commercial flights that would [...]
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Trump on whether he’ll fire Price over charter flights: ‘We’ll see’

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‘I’m going to look at it. I am not happy about it, and I let him know it,’ the president says of the HHS secretary using taxpayer money to fund private jet travel. [...]
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OIG: Investigation of Tom Price’s charter travel is ‘underway’

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Jacqueline Larma/AP By DAN DIAMOND 09/22/2017 12:42 PM EDT Updated 09/22/2017 01:06 PM EDT [...]
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Democrats request inspector general investigate Price’s use of charter planes

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Rep. Frank Pallone said he and his colleagues will ask for “a full accounting of Secretary Price’s travel.” | Joe Raedle/Getty Images [...]
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Paul Ryan’s Favorite Charter School

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When House Speaker Paul Ryan arrived on a Harlem block earlier this month, the boyish-looking Wisconsinite was greeted by a crowd of irate New Yorkers brandishing homemade signs. One called him a “monster.” Another suggested he had “blood [...]
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First charter school teacher strike in U.S. history set to begin this week

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This article originally appeared in In These Times. For the third time in eight months, Chicago charter school teachers are on the verge of going on strike. After a year of negotiations with management for their first contract since unionizing [...]
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11 ways Chicago is the beating heart of the disastrous charter school agenda

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Chicago’s public school system has become a showcase for the negative effects of K-12 privatization, according to a new report that tracks how the city replaced struggling local schools with dozens of charters that didn’t perform better, [...]