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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education
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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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