Republican budget cuts served as the backdrop for a recent labor and community rally and march sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union.
More than 300 Niles West High School students walked out of classes March 17 to protest anti-union legislation under consideration in Illinois' neighboring states.
The legislature is grappling with budget deficits estimated at $5.1 billion, yet ballot initiatives pushed through by Republican extremists last November block every measure to increase revenues.
Women are calling Republican budget cuts and attacks on public employees a double-barreled "war on women."
Philadelphia residents rally for suspended teacher who critized school district plans to privatize eight public schools.
City officials are planning major slashes, but "tax the rich" bills could help Providence avoid those damaging cuts.
Faced with the prospect of massive cuts and hikes in tuition and fees, hundreds of students at Ohio University took part in a teach-in, a rally and a march last week.
400 union members and supporters gathered at the State Capitol here to show solidarity with workers in Wisconsin.
A spirited rally by 500 parents, students, teachers and others Feb. 25 protested decisions the district is imposing in the name of "school reform."
President Obama's education budget is being applauded as a sign of the administration's commitment to public schools and higher education.