The Chicago Teachers Union gathered downtown and marched in a massive show of unity after a tumultuous month at the negotiation table with Chicago Public Schools.
Over 40 million Americans are buried under a mountain of student loan debt.
The student-led boycott will be launched at Ohio State University and will snowball over the coming months as dozens more universities adopt it.
"In reality, it would rob poor and struggling students of the resources, supports, and funding they need to succeed."
Civil rights groups organized the boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.
AFL-CIO Union Summer interns have joined members of the FLOC in a drive to organize thousands of North Carolina tobacco farm workers.
Teachers heard the iconic leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina characterize them as part of a movement fighting for the very soul of the nation.
Several Chicagoans have stolen the show at the AFT's national convention that runs through today at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Now a new lawsuit, filed in federal court in Houston by the AFT's affiliate there, exposes just how pernicious the problems are.
Teacher unions must unite with parents, students and the community to improve public schools so that we have healthy communities and a vibrant democracy.