Parents, students and community groups, whose pent up outrage at school privatization dictated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been unleashed by the strike, joined teachers on the picket lines.
"What is the responsibility of the school? If they have a 50 percent failure rate, it should indicate something is wrong."
A broad coalition of city residents and leaders is launching a campaign to assure the future of the 90,000-student City College, beleaguered by years of budget cuts.
Undocumented young people - the DREAMers - see the president's move as a result of their more than two years of organizing.
"Young people are in the front ranks of people fighting against the corporate attacks on the 99 percent across our nation."
Responding to a call by SEIU, more than a thousand people marched through downtown and rallied in front of the School Reform Commission offices.
Republican senators today filibustered the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act. Their action threatens to create havoc with the economy, and wreck the country's future.
President Barack Obama is on the road again, this time to warn students about a pending interest rate hike on college loans if Congress doesn't act.
A "Hoodies Up" march and rally of nearly 1,000 filled the streets of New Haven Saturday calling for justice for Trayvon Martin.
Over 250 people, including students, teaches, unionists, and political activists, attended the two-day conference on this city's north side.