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Teachers’ leader: Schools reflect society’s polarization and anger

The "polarization and anger" running through U.S. society, as a result of the collapse of the American Dream, "is playing out in the schools as well."

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Ban Tasers in Texas schools, groups demand

A deputy immobilized a Texas high school student on school grounds with a stun gun, leaving him hospitalized and in a coma. A coalition is asking to end use of  "less-than-lethal weapons" in school districts statewide.

 

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AFT’S Weingarten: School reformers ignore “elephant in the room”

Weingarten was one of several panelists who challenged the prevailing mythology about schools, including the teach-to-the-test goals the right wing has imposed on U.S. schools.

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What are mass school closings about? Watch this video

Philadelphia's families, teachers unions and other school worker unions as well as students have responded with a rousing "Hell no, our schools are not for sale."

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Chicago school boycott demands elected school board

Hundreds of students, parents and community activists joined a rally and march Aug. 28 supporting a one-day Chicago school boycott to protest the destruction of public education.

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Philly coalition demands quality education for all

They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"

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City College of San Francisco: 99% vs. corporate education reform

The teachers union and the Save CCSF coalition believe that the agency is following a corporate agenda in the fight over accreditation of the San Francisco college.

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City College of San Francisco redoubles efforts to fight closure

The saga CCSF's future took an unexpected turn when the accreditation committee decided to pull accreditation for it after the finish of this academic year.

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Shocking new cuts will gut Chicago schools

After closing 50 schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools are cutting elementary and high school budgets tens of millions of dollars.

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Michigan rally slams Republicans' "Education Inc." agenda

LANSING, Mich. - Pam Kirchens believes that a free quality public education is the cornerstone of a democratic society and that every child in Michigan deserves access to equal and excellent public education.

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