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.
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?
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.
The nation's subprime crisis will be in the news from Wednesday to Friday this week as the federal government's Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission begins a new round of hearings.
California is at the very heart of what is internationally known as the "American crisis," and its schools are on the chopping block.
With high unemployment appearing to be a permanent part of the economic picture, the long-term poor are turning to increasingly desperate measures to survive.
California legislators are putting jobs creation at the top of their agenda.
Oregon voters sent a message to the nation yesterday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent cuts in education and other public services.
Extreme poverty and hunger is growing across the country, yet, a majority of states don't reach their entire eligible populations.