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New York City rally in solidarity with University Of Puerto Rico students

On the rainy afternoon of May 18, hundreds converged in front of the Manhattan office of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), The group, made up of political, student and community representatives, came to demonstrate against the budget cuts to the University Of Puerto Rico, a public university, and against the massive wave of lay-offs which workers are currently suffering in Puerto Rico.

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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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Emergency funding urged to prevent worst school cuts in 50 years

Tens of thousands of teachers and other school staff are facing layoffs across the country for the coming school year, along with slashed programs, larger classes and shortened school weeks.

Three grim tales from the Big Apple

Ranked third or fourth richest city in the world, will New York tell its young generation that it cannot provide shelter, or classrooms, or even transportation to school?

Northern Manhattan mobilizes against budget cuts

More than 1,000 residents held a unity rally on Saturday to mobilize against proposed budget cuts that will have a devastating effect on this predominantly Latino and black working class community.

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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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