Teachers with Alliance/AFT of Dallas picketed outside the administration office of the Dallas Independent School district before the board meeting on Feb. 23.
Demonstrators carried signs and chanted slogans urging "Women in the Trades" and "Union Jobs for All."
More than a thousand public employee unionists, educators, parents, environmentalists, and Occupy activists rallied for a "Strong Schools, Strong Oregon" day of mass action at the state Capitol.
The all-day event brought 18 representatives from nine federal departments for round-table discussions on many questions including immigration, jobs, education and entrepreneurship.
The occupiers were dramatizing their frustration with plans by the Chicago Public Schools to close the school and reopen it as a charter.
The president's budget will be ignored in the GOP-run House, where Budget Committee Chairm Paul Ryan, R-Wis., intends to draft a proposal, which is expected to push killing of Medicare as we know it.
The National Education Association and a wide range of other organizations are opposing the proposal by the House's ruling Republicans to rewrite federal education law and school aid.
Chicagoans rally for redistribution of TIF money and a stock transaction tax to fund jobs creation, schools, libraries and clinics.
Diane Ravitch, a national leader of the fight to defend public education, sounded the alarm about concerted efforts by corporate and right-wing forces to undermine democracy and destroy public education in the U.S.
Stewart presented the results of a study exposing a nationwide effort to turn public schools into a base for indoctrinating children in fundamentalism.