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Despite growing revenue, Calif. governor shrinks budget proposal

Not surprisingly, Republican legislators praised Brown's budget, with Republican Assembly leader Connie Conway calling it "realistic."

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Teachers win as state high court kills Louisiana voucher law

Another Republican statewide scheme to trash public schools and school teachers, especially unionized teachers, ran afoul of yet another state constitution.

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Those pushing school reform have never been in a classroom

Respect teachers? The Republican-dominated Michigan legislature has done the exact opposite.

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Students strike vs. standardized tests, school closings (with video)

High school students went on strike today, refusing to participate in the second day of standardized testing.

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Obama's student loan plan: Short-term gains, no solutions

With the economy still "depressed" and student debt at an all-time high, policymakers and students should be discussing reforms to the way interest rates are calculated.

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$1 trillion in debt, students lobby Congress for action

College activists lobbied Congress for relief last month during the United States Student Association's annual legislative conference.

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A Chicago neighborhood fights for its school

The action at Herbert is one of 61 school closures, mergers and turnarounds announced by CPS. It will be the largest number of school closures in U.S. history.

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Move money from wars to jobs and education? Let’s discuss

Tax Day, April 15, is a good time to reflect on the country's federal spending priorities. Especially during this deep economic and jobs crisis.

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Bus tour solicits New Yorkers' priorities for schools

NEW YORK - After more than a decade of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's corporate restructuring of public education, a coalition of community groups hit the streets to ask New Yorkers, especially parents, what their priorities really were.

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New York City elections hold promise of change

During the last 20 years of the Giuliani and then Bloomberg administrations, the living standards of the 99 percent have steadily declined, while the wealth of the 1 percent has risen.

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