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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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For disabled, questions abound on Race to Top

Special education funding was doubled this year, but Race to the Top has more questions than answers, and doesn't address full funding in the long-term.

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