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    Cuts, reforms and union response in Spain


    The crisis in Spain has deepened, proving that austerity measures do not work. The unemployment rate is currently 25 per cent and youth unemployment has reached 53 per cent; double that of other EU countries. Poverty is increasing; it is estimated that 12.5 million people in Spain (27 per cent of th...

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    Education and the U.S. Elections


    Education has not featured much in the U.S. Presidential debates, nor on the campaign trail.  Yet there are very significant differences between the candidates, and education is perhaps the most important issue facing any society's future.  And, at present, education in the U.S. is in dire...

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    Understanding the crisis: Why austerity is failing


    Five years have passed since the onset of the economic crisis in the United States and in Europe, and much of the world’s economy still remains deeply depressed. Even in regions where the economic situation has stabilized, any growth that has arisen has not been sufficient enough to supply for the i...

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    AFT and NEA grassroots-level work In addition to pouring more than $10.2 million into the campaign – more than any other union – NEA members defeated Issue 2 by hitting the streets, knocking on doors and phone banking. The Ohio Education Association (OEA), the NEA state affiliate, field...

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