As the 2018 MTA election approaches, several locals are opting to host a forum for their members to meet the people vying to shape the union's future. This weekend, the Brookline Educators Union hosted such a forum, which included each of the candidates for MTA president and vice president, and gave members an opportunity to hear … Continue reading Great Evening at the Candidate Forum in Brookline
In Julia Alvarez's wonderful novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, the Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic come of age in the fight against Trujillo and ultimately are martyrs in that battle. In one scene, a young Minerva Mirabal sees an afraid older man trying to evade questions from a Trujillo official and Minerva helps … Continue reading EMAC Keynotes Urge Bold, Courageous Vision for the MTA
In many ways, poverty is the absence of choices. No one chooses to send their kids to bed hungry; no one chooses to freeze all winter without heat. Poverty leaves people without options, without agency. But there are certain things we've agreed as a society you should have regardless of your ability to pay. Clean … Continue reading It’s Simple: Just Choose to be Rich!
As more people are engaging in discussions about how racism and discrimination permeate every area of our society and are woven throughout all of our institutions and systems, affecting everything from education to criminal justice to housing and jobs, one area that does not receive enough attention is the impact of racism and discrimination on … Continue reading The Insidious Disease of Discrimination
It’s a supply-side economy of hypocrisy in the United States right now. And Bill Gates is freely adding to the pile. He who has tried to charterize and privatize our schools, who has pushed the excessive adoption of technology in our schools, he who promoted Race to the Top, and the test and punish regime, … Continue reading Beware the Billionaire Bearing Gifts