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Calif. governor proposes ‘scorched earth' budget cuts

Once again, Californians most needing their government's help are being told they must bear the brunt of a $19 billion budget gap.

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Chicago students protest drastic cuts: “Where’s our bailout?”

Up to 1,000 Chicago high school students walked out of class to peacefully protest drastic cuts hitting public schools in Illinois.

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Thousands march for California's future

SACRAMENTO - At least 12,000 people marched here recently, crowding on to the space in front of the State Capitol to protest corporate greed.

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N.Y. to slash literacy funding

Though illiteracy here and across the U.S. continues to be a growing social problem, efforts to combat it are under attack by the city and state legislature, under the guise of reigning in runaway spending.

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Megan Fox to governor, “Don’t terminate our teachers”

Megan Fox fights for public education in a great, new video.

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Florida lawmakers put budget woes on backs of retirees

As the Florida state Senate tries to balance the budget by stripping teachers of pay and the incentive to teach in Florida, they are now going after retirees and pension plans.

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GOP wages war vs. local government

In Indiana, GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels is waging war on local communities.

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NYC students on Facebook, in the street over MTA cuts

Public high school students, as well as teachers and parents, are organizing in new ways against a proposalto take away free-and reduced-price Metrocards currently issued to students.

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Protests continue vs. cuts in Calif.'s public higher education

Despite looming finals and the oncoming holidays, students, staff and faculty at California's public colleges and universities continue to protest.

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NYC transit cuts: byproduct of giveaways to the rich

Once again, city straphangers are being threatened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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