College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Content by Emmarie Huetteman
With questions surrounding where the gay rights movement desires to go and how it wants to define itself, have the divisions in opinion hindered solidarity and progress?

Trump Administration Rule Would Undo Health Care Protections For LGBTQ Patients

June 12, 2019

A new Trump administration proposal would change the civil rights rules dictating whether providers must care for patients who are transgender or have had an abortion. Supporters of the approach say it...

MORGANTOWN, WV - MARCH 02:  West Virginia teachers, students and supporters hold signs on a Morgantown street as they continue their strike on March 2, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Despite a tentative deal reached Tuesday with the states governor, teachers across West Virginia continued to strike on Friday as the Republican-controlled state legislature debated the governors deal.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Unwieldy health costs often stand between teachers and better paychecks

June 19, 2018
Many teachers, like other public employees, have traditionally accepted a trade-off: In exchange for relatively low salaries, they could expect relatively generous benefits, including pensions and low- or no-cost health premiums. But in an era of $100,000-a-year drugs and government budget cuts, school districts are struggling to find the money to keep up their end of the bargain, forced to take away from classroom funding and even modest, cost-of-living raises. Many cash-strapped school boards, cities and legislatures view health care benefits as an unpredictable budget-buster.
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