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A RAD-ical Housing Experiment

Posted August 5, 2014 by Rebecca Burns

Baltimore public housing tenants will serve as guinea pigs for a new national privatization plan. After decades of decay, public housing in the United States could soon be relegated to the dustbin of history, thanks to a new Obama administration
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted August 4, 2014 by

While I wasn’t in SF when any of the public housing projects were built, I grew up in St. Louis, during the time that Pruit-Igoe and the Darst housing projects were built. My dad actually helped build them. My maternal
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A Labor-Neighbor Alliance to Fix L.A.

Posted August 1, 2014 by Tom Hayden

Los Angeles City unions today will assert a dramatic new approach to collective bargaining that goes beyond labor contracts to include collaborating with community organizations in a drive to “Fix LA.” In addition to bargaining for their members on wages,
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Ronald McDonald Has No Place in Schools

Posted July 31, 2014 by Casey Hinds

In May I attended McDonald’s Annual Shareholder Meeting and spoke out against them using schools to market fast food to kids. I was flabbergasted when the CEO told me Ronald McDonald does not make appearances in schools and immediately thought
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Are Home-Packed Lunches Less Nutritious?

Posted July 30, 2014 by Bettina Elias Siegel

A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (subscription only) finds that home-packed lunches are nutritionally lacking, as compared to school food. As summarized by Reuters, the study’s researchers peered into the lunch boxes
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Protest to “Stop Illegal Tourist Conversions!”

Posted July 30, 2014 by Ashley Heine

On July 29th, people protested together through North Beach, the neighborhood where poet and senior Diego Deleo has lived for 40 years. He  is being Ellis evicted in a neighborhood that is becoming a burgeoning “hot spot for Airbnb and
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School Choice and the New Segregation

Posted July 29, 2014 by Diane Ravitch

The Chicago choice system works exactly as every choice system works: It segregates students by ability. “But a new WBEZ analysis shows an unintended consequence of the choice system: students of different achievement levels are being sorted into separate high
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