BONNIE AWARD - Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo joined American Airlines in 1973 at age 24, becoming the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. In her honor, the third Bonnie Award will recognize a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, sponsored by American Airlines. … [Read more...] about Santa Monica To Host Spirit Awards, Honoring Indie Films
BONNIE AWARD - Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo joined American Airlines in 1973 at age 24, becoming the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. In her honor, the third Bonnie Award will recognize a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, sponsored by American Airlines. Kelly Reichardt … [Read more...] about ‘The Farewell’ Takes Home Top Prize At Independent Spirit Awards
Now I’m not sure exactly where I fall politically, but my ballot is getting purple — in fact, there’s a lot of blue. When I voted against Governor Mary Fallin four years ago, it was the first time that I did not vote Republican. I thought “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I did that.” This year I’m voting for Drew Edmondson, the Democratic candidate for governor. I’m volunteering for Joan Gabelmann, a Democrat running for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, who was formerly the principal of my school. There are only one or two Republicans that I’m planning to vote for this November, and the rest are all Democrats. I hope Republican lawmakers learn that they can’t just invest in business, they have to invest in people, too. … [Read more...] about I’m a Teacher in a Red State. The Teachers’ Strike Turned My Ballot Blue.
Teacher shortages aren’t unique to Oklahoma, or even to walkout states as a category. Though unemployment is dropping nationally, analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found that the public education sector lags behind other sectors of the labor market. “There are still 116,000 fewer public education jobs than there were before the recession began in 2007,” wrote Elise Gould, a senior economist for the left-leaning organization. “If we include the number of jobs that should have been created just to keep up with growing student enrollment, we are currently experiencing a 389,000-job shortfall in public education.” In 2017, the Washington Post reported that teacher shortages have expanded steadily since the early 1990s, a problem the Post attributed at the time to a combination of low pay, insufficient resources, and standardized testing standards. … [Read more...] about Walkouts Led to Big Wins for Red-State Teachers. So Why Are They Still Struggling?