Graduate students seem to be unfairly hit by the GOP tax plan and have organized to block passage.
Graduate students pay for their education by teaching, doing research, and performing routine administrative tasks in return for waived tuition and a meager stipend. Under the proposed GOP tax bill, graduate student tuition waivers will be counted as...Read more →
Jonathan C. Rappaport is a practicing musician, composer, conductor, and the Executive Director of Arts|Learning, an organization MALC holds in the highest esteem. Arts|Learning supports professional arts teachers and teaching artists of all disciplines in the K-12 educational system and helps to engage our next generation of artists and arts supporters/lovers.Read more →
There are many artists’ unions in the U.S. (SAG-AFTRA, the Boston Musicians’ Association, the National Writer’s Union, to name a few) and many artists of all disciplines who hold part-time jobs as adjunct professors, and/or work in labor positions for their second jobs. Therefore, it is distressing to learn that UMass Amherst’s Labor Center, as well as many labor...Read more →
Graduate student assistants now have the same protections as employees under federal labor law
On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) ruled 3-1 in favor of a Columbia University graduate students’ petition to unionize, effectively allowing all graduate students nationwide to unionize at private colleges.
“The ruling reverses a misguided...Read more →
Many universities continue to fight graduate students who seek to build campus labor unions. This panel will discuss the issues at stake.Read more →
“Waving” Goodbye to No Child Left Behind provides details of the arts education provisions in the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) signed into law December 10, 2015.
(via Americans for the Arts’ Arts Action News)
Statement from Robert L. Lynch,Read more →
President & CEO of Americans for the Arts,
U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) offered an amendment to integrate the arts into the nation’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs.Read more →
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The National Dance Education Organization needs you to call Congress. Ask your Representative to vote for the S.1177, the “Every Child Achieves Act”, when...Read more →