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Page, Max; Clawson, Dan – Thought & Action, 2009
In 2002, during yet another budget crisis produced in large measure by the state's tax-cutting mania, Massachusetts proposed a massive cut in the university's budget. Through an early retirement incentive, the state wanted to reduce the faculty by 10 percent. No one was prepared to fight back. Despite UMass Amherst's long history of activism, and…
Descriptors: Unions, College Faculty, Activism, Faculty College Relationship
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Stoehr, Taylor – Thought & Action, 2006
For the past dozen years the author has been teaching, along with other volunteers, in a program called "Changing Lives Through Literature," serving the Dorchester District Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Changing Lives began as a single experiment in New Bedford in 1991 and has spread entirely by word of mouth to a dozen…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Rehabilitation Programs, Correctional Education, Outreach Programs