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Philly coalition presses the fight for public schools, resists charter blitz

The fight to save and improve the city of Philadelphia's public schools has a long history.

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Getting racism out of school curricula

How much progress have we made in getting racism out of our schools since the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education?

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"Honor" at Sequim High: changing the rules as rulers saw fit

My de facto campaign manager was my younger sister, Susan, who conceived my campaign slogan: "Dave Beck can go to heck."

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New Yorkers protest hedge fund-backed charter school ad

Parents, civil rights leaders, elected officials, clergy and advocacy groups rallied outside the NYC Department of Education HQ.

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Protest hypocritical charter school TV ad

"FES has actively opposed educational equity by working against fair funding for schools that serve high need students."

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Fight over Dyett High reaches tense new stage

CPS has announced a plan for Dyett, but not the one fought for by the hunger striking community members.

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Baltimore: A new generation of protestors comes into being

Langston Hughes elementary is not only an oasis for the 178 children who attend, but also serves as a venue for numerous after school and community activities.

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Report refutes Emanuel's austerity agenda for Chicago

Proposals for getting Chicago's finances back on track without unconstitutional grabs at retiree pensions, cuts to vital services, and toxic bank fees.

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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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Silicon Valley breeding nationwide schools-for-profit scheme

Nearly every metropolitan area these days has its own wealthy promoters of education "reform." Few areas, however, have as concentrated a group as Silicon Valley.

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