Fifty years ago today, two Black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, walked through the doors of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Thousands of New York unionized teachers and their supporters descended on the state capital in Albany on June 8.
"There is no progress without jobs, and there are no jobs without fiscal responsibility."
Hundreds of teachers and supporters - joined by teachers from other parts of the state - demonstrated in front of the board of education building.
Mayor Bloomberg's anti-worker, anti-union bias again reared its ugly head when he and his DOE appointed head attacked school bus drivers and their union.
Many consider Philadelphia "ground zero" in the fight to save and improve public education and public services.
Bloomberg's threat to kids' safety while riding school buses forced some 8,000 drivers, mechanics and school bus matrons to strike.
Tea Party Republicans should have witnessed what took place last night at the Cesar Chavez Academy, a large for-profit charter school in Southwest Detroit.
"Too many new teachers enter our schools feeling unprepared. We shouldn't tolerate that in a profession so important to our country's future."
"The voters spoke loud and clear and rejected any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security."