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"Nuclear option" used against Philly teachers

News stories have documented the ravaging of the district's finances by local banks and out-of-town educational consulting companies.

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Chicagoans take to the streets against school cuts

The meeting came on the heels of the announcement that CPS was cutting over $50 million from neighborhood schools and diverting it to politically connected charter school.

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Teachers unions to Education Secretary Duncan: Leave!

The AFT convention has a blunt message for Education Secretary Arne Duncan: You flunk the test of helping the nation's schools and kids, so leave.

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Texas Republicans jump back in time

It was the largest almost-all-white political gathering of its size in recent times. Advocates of "open-carry" rallied outside with assault rifles. Inside, more reactionary events occurred.

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Camden students and community force honest discussion on education

Hundreds of students spontaneously, and without permission, left their schools at high noon and marched peacefully to the Camden School District headquarters where they met in protest.

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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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