Opinion

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De Blasio calls for unity in the fight for quality education

In an effort to set the record straight and heal a rift with New York State's Gov. Cuomo and charter school supporters, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a major speech on his education policies at Riverside Church last Sunday.

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Thatcher - Britain's most-hated prime minister

Victims of Margaret Thatcher's attacks in the 1980's against workers and their allies showed little sorrow. Celebrations actually happened in communities across the UK.

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End of the post office as a public institution?

This year the post office will close half its processing centers.  By the end of this summer Saturday delivery is scheduled to end.  Over the next year over 3,000 local post offices will close.

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The truth about teacher tenure

A fight over teacher tenure is now raging because so-called education reformers have set their sights on destroying public education under the guise of saving it.

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A sickening situation in Philadelphia schools

The entire district is being dismantled and replaced by a for-profit system operated on behalf of the city by private corporations and charter schools; I'm so sickened.

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Bipartisan fetish will kill Medicare

Medicare, from its inception, has been under attack by the private, profit-hungry insurance industry and the political far right.

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In defense of librarians

I feel for the librarians in Santa Clarita, Calif., as their library system sells their jobs out from under them.