The Graduate Employees Organization at the University of Illinois at Chicago held a rally titled "Don't Make Us Strike" to protest the stalling of their negotiations for a contract by the administration.
The mood was boisterous and upbeat as some 2,000 demonstrators massed outside Philadelphia School District headquarters in an attempt to stop threatened closing of nearly 30 public schools.
On March 5, in 1985 the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative honoring Mary McLeod Bethune.
Hundreds of students, teachers, parents, staff members, and allies packed Chicago's Fuller Park Fieldhouse Thursday night.
Michigan's state takeovers of cities and school districts have been very harmful to the public's interests.
Thousands poured out in for the Historic Thousands of Jones Street rally with the theme "Forward Together, Not One Step Back."
Head Start is threatened by huge budget cuts.
The district announced the names of the schools to be shuttered; in the late afternoon a dense crowd of hundreds of protesters massed on the steps of district headquarters.
Republicans are shamefully using the lame duck legislative session to ram through extremist legislation to overhaul public education in radical and dangerous ways.
TIFs - or Tax Increment Financing - is a method powerful financial interests have devised to divert public monies to private coffers.