Thank you, Daniel and Jon, for leading the discussion on U.S. education policy. Minutes from the meeting are available through the Google Group and Upworthy provides some suggestions for resisting Betsy DeVos and supporting equity in education here.
The NY State Legislature passed a $153 billion budget on Friday, April 7th, after a week of delays. The budget included three important progressive actions:
- “Raise the Age”: 16- and 17-year-olds will no longer be tried as adults and will be processed through family court rather than criminal court
- NY will be the first state to offer free legal counsel to detained immigrants
- NY will be the first state to offer free tuition at four-year public colleges for families making less than $100,000-125,000 a year