NEW YORK - After more than a decade of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's corporate restructuring of public education, a coalition of community groups hit the streets to ask New Yorkers, especially parents, what their priorities really were.
During the last 20 years of the Giuliani and then Bloomberg administrations, the living standards of the 99 percent have steadily declined, while the wealth of the 1 percent has risen.
What a rat race! No, I don't mean the auto industry or Silicon Valley, or even the vicious corporate American scene. I mean academia.
Library workers announced the launch of a new campaign to secure regular funding for the New York City's world-class libraries.
About 3,000 school workers and their allies rallied at the Capitol in Austin March 11. Buses came from all over the state.
The Graduate Employees Organization at the University of Illinois at Chicago held a rally titled "Don't Make Us Strike" to protest the stalling of their negotiations for a contract by the administration.
The mood was boisterous and upbeat as some 2,000 demonstrators massed outside Philadelphia School District headquarters in an attempt to stop threatened closing of nearly 30 public schools.
On March 5, in 1985 the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative honoring Mary McLeod Bethune.