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Denver’s academics go on strike; a video exhibits a reportedly lifeless Uighur musician alive.

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Denver academics strike for the primary time in 25 years

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  • 2,631 academics went on strike in Denver on Monday after negotiations between the Denver Classroom Academics Affiliation and Denver Public Faculties over baseline salaries failed. [Denver Post / Elizabeth Hernandez, Elise Schmelzer, Jessica Seaman, and Saja Hindi]
  • Denver’s academics are a number of the lowest-paid within the nation, incomes about $44,000 in some circumstances. DCTA is demanding higher baseline salaries to finish a system of awarding bonuses based mostly on efficiency evaluations or for academics working in high-poverty faculties. [NYT / Julie Turkewitz and Dana Goldstein]
  • 4,714 preschool college students didn’t go to highschool on Monday, however all different lessons had been held. Preserving faculties open may price as a lot as $400,000 per day, in accordance with Polis, as a result of most school rooms are staffed by directors and substitute academics. 71,000 college students will likely be affected throughout 147 faculties. [NPR / Matthew S. Schwartz]
  • The bonus system, referred to as ProComp, was designed to encourage good academics to work in underfunded faculties or hard-to-staff positions. Critics say the system is unpredictable, complicated, and arbitrary as a result of the bonuses are awarded based mostly on standards reminiscent of collective scholar take a look at scores. [Denver Post / Elizabeth Hernandez]
  • Denver’s strikes are the newest in a string of trainer strikes in locations together with Arizona, West Virginia, and Los Angeles. [Associated Press]

China releases a video of a not-so-dead man

  • Is a Turkic musician detained in China alive or lifeless? The imprisonment of Uighur artist Abdurehim Heyit led to pushback from Turkey, a Muslim-majority nation, on China’s mass detention of Uighur Muslims. [WSJ / Eva Dou and Shan Li]
  • Turkey was shocked to see Heyit protected and alive in a video supplied by Chinese language media after reviews stated Heyit was lifeless, and the Turkish Overseas Ministry overtly condemned China’s internment of Uighurs. Turkish officers now concern financial reprisals from China. [BBC News]
  • Heyit had reportedly been arrested for a tune he carried out and despatched to an internment camp. Uighur writers and intellectuals particularly have been detained in “instructing and coaching facilities” in Xinjiang, China, by the 1000’s in an effort to destroy their ethnic identification. [NYT / Amy Qin]
  • The transgressions that may get ethnic Uighurs reported to the police or despatched to “political training” camps are many, and infrequently minor, reminiscent of rising a beard or having a relative who has traveled to a Muslim nation. [BuzzFeed / Megha Rajagopalan]
  • China claims the internment program is supposed to focus on terrorism. Few Muslim nations have spoken out to protest China’s therapy of the Uighurs, however Turkey’s President Erdogan has positioned himself as a protector of Turkic folks. [Washington Post / Gerry Shih]


  • The story of 1 sufferer’s household almost one 12 months after the mass taking pictures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty killed 17 college students and employees in Parkland, Florida. [NPR / Melissa Block]
  • Sen. Kamala Harris is a presidential hopeful referred to as a “progressive prosecutor.” However the Democratic candidate faces skepticism from the left, particularly for her method to reform within the legal justice system. [NYT / Kate Zernike]
  • Studies of a discount in common tax refunds are “deceptive,” in accordance with a Monday tweet by the Treasury Division. Tax submitting season started simply as IRS employees returned to work on the finish of a 35-day authorities shutdown. [The Hill / Michael Burke]
  • 2018 was deemed “the 12 months of the girl” by the media, however an increase in feminist actions world wide was lined by principally male reporters. [Atlantic / Gabby Deutch]
  • A brand new report discovered that in India, the world’s second-largest maker of vogue clothes, tens of millions of employees are uncovered to harmful working circumstances for lengthy hours and are paid lower than minimal wage. [NYT / Elizabeth Paton]


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