Here’s what happened to teachers after Wisconsin gutted its unions – Nov. 17, 2017

http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/17/news/economy/wisconsin-act-10-teachers/index.html

Along with diminished leverage with school boards, teachers have seen lower pay, reduced pension and health insurance benefits and higher turnover as educators hop from one district to another in search of raises, a new report finds.

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NYTimes: The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students https://nyti.ms/2jyjaAD

under the House’s tax bill, our waivers will be taxed. This means that M.I.T. graduate students would be responsible for paying taxes on an $80,000 annual salary, when we actually earn $33,000 a year. That’s an increase of our tax burden by at least $10,000 annually.

From cnn.com

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/11/11/opinions/trump-absolves-putin-in-asia-zelizer/index.html#ampshare=http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/11/opinions/trump-absolves-putin-in-asia-zelizer/index.html

President delivered his first moment of shock and awe with his Achilles’ heel on foreign policy: Russia. In an act of defiance, he said he believed President Vladimir Putin’s claimthat Russia did not intervene in the 2016 US election despite all the evidence to the contrary, including from US intelligence agencies.

From thehill.com

https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/policy/finance/359885-asian-leaders-reach-agreement-on-trade-deal-without-united-states-report%3famp#ampshare=http://thehill.com/policy/finance/359885-asian-leaders-reach-agreement-on-trade-deal-without-united-states-report

Top officials from 11 countries said Friday that they had reached a deal on a trade agreement that does not involve the United States, according to a new report.

The Associated Press reports that trade officials from 11 countries have reached an agreement on the “core elements” of the trade deal. Those 11 countries, plus the U.S., signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2016.

“Ministers are pleased to announce that they have agreed on the core elements of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership,” the 11 nations said in a statement.