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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."


Death of an adjunct

Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French for 25 years, died underpaid and underappreciated at age 83.


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.


Catholic diocese settles with fired gay teacher

After a hard fought four-month campaign, the Columbus, Ohio, Catholic Diocese has been forced to reach agreement with a discharged 19-year teacher, Carla Hale.


President Obama rolls out higher education plan

President Obama debuted his new proposal for curbing costs of higher education.


U.S. faults accreditation panel in City College of San Francisco ruling

In a significant win for City College of San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Education issued a letter that could turn the tables on the accrediting agency.


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.


Chicago protests to stop 54 school closings heat up

"We are not going without a fight!" declared nine-year-old Asean Johnson, a third grader at Marcus Garvey Elementary School. "We shall not be moved today!"


Teachers win as state high court kills Louisiana voucher law

Another Republican statewide scheme to trash public schools and school teachers, especially unionized teachers, ran afoul of yet another state constitution.


Those pushing school reform have never been in a classroom

Respect teachers? The Republican-dominated Michigan legislature has done the exact opposite.

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