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Right wingers besiege Dallas

Imagine living in a city striving to win the 2016 Republican Convention, already accepted a convention for the worst anti-worker political organizers in America, and trying to privatize their entire school district.

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Counseling center shutdown teaches important health care lessons

A right-wing governor has used an unreliable study and nonexistent federal requirements to replace local, community-based, nonprofit health care providers with out-of-state for-profit companies.

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Thousands rally against school closings, vow "the fight has just begun"

Thousands of teachers, parents, students and city residents  protested the announcement by Chicago Board of Education that it will close 54 schools effecting 30,000 students.

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Saving Texas schools

About 3,000 school workers and their allies rallied at the Capitol in Austin March 11. Buses came from all over the state.

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State takeovers of cities and schools are un-American

Michigan's state takeovers of cities and school districts have been very harmful to the public's interests.

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Pa. governor’s proposals meeting broad opposition

Tom Corbett, in his third year in office, is seeing growing opposition to his bizarre budget proposals and his pro-corporate agenda.

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"Won't Back Down" draws controversy

The soon-to-be-released film "Won't Back Down" is already drawing criticism from teacher and public school advocates.

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Beware: "Pro-child" groups press corporate schools agenda

The Change.org petition site recently dropped the misleadingly named "StudentsFirst" and "Stand for Children" as paying clients.This came after public pressure including a counter-petition by a Chicago teacher.

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Families to Bloomberg: don't cut our kids

Under the banner "A Better New York for All," City Councilor Jackson set the tone for the day: "Youth services is our number one priority. We are going to fight tooth and nail until the cuts are restored."

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Protesters force retreat on plan to dismantle Philly public schools

A coalition of parent, community, student and labor groups brought their message to the Philadelphia city School Reform Commission

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