Michigan's state takeovers of cities and school districts have been very harmful to the public's interests.
Tom Corbett, in his third year in office, is seeing growing opposition to his bizarre budget proposals and his pro-corporate agenda.
The soon-to-be-released film "Won't Back Down" is already drawing criticism from teacher and public school advocates.
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.
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."
A coalition of parent, community, student and labor groups brought their message to the Philadelphia city School Reform Commission
Breaking ranks with their GOP leadership, 10 Republican state senators voted with Democrats to defeat prison privatizing SB 2038.
Stiff opposition and a divided Florida chamber have temporarily halted a move to privatize 27 prisons in South Florida.
Diane Ravitch, a national leader of the fight to defend public education, sounded the alarm about concerted efforts by corporate and right-wing forces to undermine democracy and destroy public education in the U.S.
In the aftermath of this past week's tragic killing of 49 exotic animals, including 18 rare Bengal Tigers, in Zanesville, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is scrambling to put a positive spin on the calamity.