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Tag Archives: Higher Education

Alaska’s right wing governor uses his line item veto pen to attack state universities

Excerpt: Higher education is under attack in the State of Alaska like never before -- and the man leading the charge is the state's chief executive, Republican Governor Mike Dunleavy.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Immigration, healthcare, economic security discussed at Pramila Jayapal’s latest town hall

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal's sixteenth town hall, held Wednesday, May 2nd at the Seattle Central Public Library in downtown Seattle.
Written by:Alison Wendler
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education, Elections, Healthcare
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Republicans (predictably) filibuster Elizabeth Warren’s bill to ease student loan debt

Excerpt: A bill sponsored by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to ease student loan debt has sadly become the latest worthy piece of legislation to be stalled in the United States Senate by the Republican Party, which might as well officially rename itself the Party of No (because that is its answer to just about every good […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education
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Bring the DREAM Act up for a vote, Senator! An open letter to Majority Leader Rodney Tom

Excerpt: Editor’s note: Earlier today, following the House of Representatives’ lightning fast passage of the DREAM Act, NPI founder and executive director Andrew Villeneuve sent this message to Senator Rodney Tom, who represents the 48th District (Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Medina, Clyde Hill) and is – at least in name – the Majority Leader of the Washington […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Legislative Advocacy
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Steve Sarkisian abandons his players and Husky football for USC’s top coaching job

Excerpt: Washington’s highest-paid employee is headed south for a more lucrative job. Steve Sarkisian, who was hired to turn around a winless University of Washington football program five years ago, acknowledged earlier today that he has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Southern California, which is one of the most elite schools in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle Times again duplicitously portrays itself as a champion of public education

Excerpt: They’re at it again. Two months after launching a disingenuous public relations campaign to urge the state Legislature to properly fund higher education, the Blethen-controlled Seattle Times has devoted more than half a spread at the end of its Sunday A section to not one, not two, not three, but four unsigned, buzzword-filled editorials demanding […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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