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.
Megan Fox fights for public education in a great, new video.
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.
In Indiana, GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels is waging war on local communities.
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.
Despite looming finals and the oncoming holidays, students, staff and faculty at California's public colleges and universities continue to protest.
Once again, city straphangers are being threatened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Hundreds rallied on Tuesday at the state capitol to angrily protest Gov. Rell's latest proposed budget cuts.
Outside, gray skies and a chill wind cast a pall over drab storefronts and modest homes in the economically struggling West Oakland neighborhood.
Teachers, students and allies tell New Mexico lawmakers 'no cuts' to education.