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Big Day for Open Education!

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Today kicked off two major initiatives for open education: the first annual Open Education Week and the Why Open Education Matters video competition.

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I choo-choo-choose public transit.

By | Brian Moe
WashPIRG State Board Chair

Congress may vote as soon as Friday on a plan to cut all federal money for public transit and spend it on more highways instead. Send a message to your representative today: Invest in our country's public transportation, not our dependence on oil.

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In the annual State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed measures to bring relief to almost 8 million students who will see their student loan interest rates double on new loans starting July 1st, 2012.

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2012 Starts with a Win!

By | Brian Moe
WashPIRG State Board Chair

2012 Starts with a Win!

2012 has already brought a tremendous victory for students and families.

Today the President appointed Richard Cordray as the director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB will rein in the bad business practices of banks, lenders, and credit card companies.

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