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SF City College: The Fight for Fair Accreditation

When the rogue accrediting commission ACCJC decided to place City College of San Francisco on "Show Cause" sanction, threatening to close the facility serving one hundred thousand low income students, the faculty union, AFT 2121, did not roll over.


Instead, the members of the faculty worked with its parent union, the California Federation of Teachers, to find out what lay behind this action. The research eventuated in a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education (which has since placed the ACCJC under its own "fix or go out of business" order), and lawsuits against the commission by the union and the San Francisco City Attorney. Currently the college remains open and accredited, thanks to a court injunction that will last until the trial, scheduled, for October 2014, is concluded. This video is an overview of the issues, the enormous support generated by faculty and student organizing, and where things stand.

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Why You Need a Nurse NOT a Computer to Manage Your Care

Healthcare is changing. And not for the better. Behind all the pretty pictures on billboards showing a world where everyone "Thrives" there is a sinister reality. As local hospitals and clinics are gobbled up by giant corporations, the theme is cut costs (by which they mean your care) and raise their profits.

TV ads tell you that you can get your diagnosis at home via Telemedicine without ever setting foot in the emergency room. And, if you go to the hospital, be prepared to get pushed out soon, often when still at your most sick and vulnerable, to a nursing home or your own home where the burden for complex medical care falls on your family.

Hospitals spend your patient care dollars on Wall Street investments, unproven technology, marketing or buying up other hospitals, while cutting those staff at the bedside, registered nurses, who are your first line of protection and your last line of defense.

On this page you'll learn more about what to look out for in the changing healthcare world today -- and a reminder, that when it matters most, insist on a registered nurse. It's a registered nurse who puts the care in healthcare.

See and share more ads at: http://www.InsistOnAnRN.org

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Online Ed: Teaching Millions or Making Millions?


The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education released a new animated video, raising serious concerns about the claims and promises being made by the online education industry. In just a few minutes, you’ll get the real scoop on the hotly contested Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).


The video will be unveiled formally in front of hundreds of faculty at CFHE’s National Gathering in Albany, New York this week. But we need you to share it as well.

Want to learn more about CFHE’s research on MOOCs and the “promises” of online higher ed? Click here to read the reports.

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Veterans and Labor 2013

Working families celebrate our heroes this Veterans Day at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa. Thousands in attendance stand together to pay tribute to Veterans and their families.

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