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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 of
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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 of 626 third
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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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Houses in Tuckerton, New Jersey, were flooded by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Since the storm, area unions have been educating members about climate change. Photo:

Climate Campaign Tipping Point? Unions Get on Board

Posted July 28, 2014 by Jenny Brown

A major climate change march in New York September 21 may be a tipping point for labor movement participation in global warming activism.
Climate initiatives are still controversial in the labor movement. But dozens of unions in New York, jarred
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Berkeley Minimum Wage Victory— and Beyond

Posted July 18, 2014 by Harry Brill

On Monday, July 14, the East Bay Tax the Rich group had a well attended celebration for achieving along with many other organizations and activist individuals a minimum wage ordinance for workers employed in Berkeley.  Although it was initially opposed
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