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Chicago fights education cuts

Republican budget cuts served as the backdrop for a recent labor and community rally and march sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union.

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Skokie, Ill. students walk out for union rights

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.

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1,000 in Olympia: Put people first, close tax loopholes

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.

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Attacks on public workers put women in bulls’-eye

Women are calling Republican budget cuts and attacks on public employees a double-barreled "war on women."

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1,000 rally in support of outspoken teacher, vs. bullying and cuts

Philadelphia residents rally for suspended teacher who critized school district plans to privatize eight public schools.

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Providence, R.I., dilemma: tax the rich or fire teachers

City officials are planning major slashes, but "tax the rich" bills could help Providence avoid those damaging cuts.

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Campus rally and teach-in slam Ohio education 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.

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Nashville sound: Solidarity

400 union members and supporters gathered at the State Capitol here to show solidarity with workers in Wisconsin.

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Philly students, teachers assail top-down school “reform”

A spirited rally by 500 parents, students, teachers and others Feb. 25 protested decisions the district is imposing in the name of "school reform."

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Teachers and students support Obama’s education budget

President Obama's education budget is being applauded as a sign of the administration's commitment to public schools and higher education.

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