Quality education is seen by the organizers as linked to other issues, with the groups calling for "a broad, 14-point people's agenda."
Unemployment dropped in January by .4 percent to 9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. It was the second straight .4 percent monthly decline in the official rate. That was the only good news in the report.
After the 2010 elections it's a good bet that much of the battle for a progressive agenda shifts dramatically to state and local arenas.