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In Chicago, a movement is born to reclaim public education

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.

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Should kids go to jail for skipping school?

"What is the responsibility of the school? If they have a 50 percent failure rate, it should indicate something is wrong."

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Community rallies to save San Francisco City College

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.

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Activists applaud Obama, renew push for DREAM Act

Undocumented young people - the DREAMers - see the president's move as a result of their more than two years of organizing.

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National student power conference set for August

"Young people are in the front ranks of people fighting against the corporate attacks on the 99 percent across our nation."

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Thousands protest Philly school closings, layoffs

Responding to a call by SEIU, more than a thousand people marched through downtown and rallied in front of the School Reform Commission offices.

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Republican war spreads to students

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.

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Obama pushes for lower student loan rates

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.

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“Hoodies Up” march for Trayvon Martin

A "Hoodies Up" march and rally of nearly 1,000 filled the streets of New Haven Saturday calling for justice for Trayvon Martin.

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Progressive alliance charts new course for Latin America

Over 250 people, including students, teaches, unionists, and political activists, attended the two-day conference on this city's north side.

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