Higher education delegates put contingent faculty front and center at 2014 AFT Convention

Delegates to the 2014 AFT Convention in Los Angeles ensured that improving the lives and working conditions of contingent faculty would remain a top priority for the union’s work in higher education. In the convention’s Higher Education committee, delegates prioritized two resolutions dealing directly with contingency to bring to the convention floor. On the floor, [...]

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Calif. accreditor changes policy at 11th hour

After first refusing to reconsider its decision to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges on June 11 announced a change of policy that does allow for the college to apply for a “restoration” of its accreditation. The process would avert the immediate crisis of closure [...]

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Standing with the President to fight student debt

The big news today is the President’s announcement on expanding Pay As You Earn, an act that will benefit 5 million student loan borrowers. We’re also very excited to see the President standing in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s bill to allow borrowers to refinance their student loans at lower rates. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release [...]

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