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Viewpoint: Reclaiming Public Institutions, Our Best Hope for a Vibrant Democracy

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In her May 27 commencement address at the Graduate Center, Distinguished Professor Michelle Fine urged graduates to commit themselves to supporting and defending public education and other vital public institutions. "Remember your roots, and go public - everywhere you can," Fine said.

Gen Ed Debate Sharpens, UFS Says Its Views Dismissed

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CUNY central administration’s plan to overhaul general education requirements has sparked months of debate, and this spring 80th Street promised that a revised proposal would reflect concerns raised in faculty discussion. But when CUNY released a revised version of the General Education initiative in mid-May, faculty governance leaders expressed bitter disappointment.

Albany Budget Battle: CUNY Slashed, PSC Blocks Cuomo’s Door

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On March 31, the New York State Legislature approved an austerity budget that imposes deep cuts on the working and middle classes, in order to reduce taxes for the richest people in the state. The PSC was at the forefront of a wave of protest against these upside-down budget choices.

Inside the Wisconsin Uprising: Teaching assistants help spark a new movement in labor

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to gut the collective bargaining rights of most of the state's public employees sparked the the largest, most dynamic action by the labor movement in several decades. Clarion reporter John Tarleton joined the occupation of the Wisconsin State Capitol building from February 25 to 27 and files this report.


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