Agency Warns About Decline in Access to Education

By Patrick Blum

LONDON — Social mobility through education is waning around the world, despite increased access to education, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned in a report this month.

The 560-page annual publication, Education at a Glance, urged governments to do more to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity for a good education early in life.…

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No parking at Kean

Students, faculty say parking is a ‘nightmare’ and is affecting learning at commuter heavy school

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer

UNION COUNTY — Although enrollment may be down at Kean University, it has not made it any easier for commuter students to find parking. In fact, students say parking was bad enough before, but now new construction is forcing them to park on the soccer field and take a trolley to the main campus.…

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Climate March Report Back TESC Peggy Allan

Peggy Allan, Health and Safety chair of Local 4277, Thomas Edison College Federation of Professional Staff, walked with a ”No Frack” contingent from Trenton, NJ and Bucks County, PA area to the People’s Climate March, Sept. 21 in New York. “Pennsylvania and NJ are threatened with the oil and gas industry drilling in the Delaware watershed, so this is critical issue for water and air quality and overall health of the millions of people who would be affected if the water quality was diminished,” she said.…

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Charter Schools Don’t Need an Ad Campaign. They Need Regulation

By Jeff Bryant

This time of year, while classroom teachers and administrators in public schools are busy welcoming students back to a new school year and figuring out how they’re going to cope with devastating financial constraints, advocates in the charter schools industry are propping up their image with an extensive new public relations campaign called “Truth About Charters.”

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In Newark, N.J., the money-making opportunity for the charter school chains opened when the federal government made available millions of dollars in school construction bonds for charter schools.…

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