Georgia Public Higher Education Conference

Georgia students stand in solidarity with other college students across the nation fighting for public higher education. This August 7-8, Georgia Students for Public Higher Education (GSPHE), will be hosting our Summer Conference in Atlanta. All who want one should be able to get a college education.

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Georgia Public Higher Education Conference

Georgia students stand in solidarity with other college students across the nation fighting for public higher education. This August 7-8, Georgia Students for Public Higher Education (GSPHE), will be hosting our Summer Conference in Atlanta. All who want one should be able to get a college education.

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Taking a Stand for Public Education

As you may or may not know, the UC Board of Regents, an unelected body that governs the UC system without any oversight by the people of California, voted on Thursday to increase student fees by 32% (15% for spring quarter and an additional 15% next year).  In protest to the fee increase and a variety of other serious problems facing the UC community and public education in California as a whole, students have occupied school buildings throughout the state.

Below the fold is a press release from UC Santa Cruz students currently occupying Kerr Hall and Kresge Town Hall.

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Make Copenhagen about public education on climate change

It is important to realize that the intended treaty-forging nature of Copenhagen failed because the world's people have not yet sufficiently appreciated the full threat of climate change to their future, and especially to future generations.

Without that appreciation, Mexico and subsequent conferences will be facing that same obstacle, and will be likewise unable to muster the political will forge effective treaties.  I suggest that the newly proposed goal setting nature of Copenhagen be devoted to making commitments regarding how much time, energy and money each country will spend during the next several years to educate their citizens regarding the danger they and their progeny face, and what specifically this public education will be comprised of.

Without this step, any treaty-forging will ultimately fall short of what needs to be done to avoid passing that point of no return threshold for irreversible global warming.  Here's a modest proposal for exactly what countries need to tell their citizens about climate change.

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Michelle Rhee: devil incarnate or savior of education?

Ok, a little hyperbolic on the title, but not many lukewarm opinions flying around on the current Chancellor of the Washington DC school systems.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/154901

http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/pe ople/5222.html

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