"What is the responsibility of the school? If they have a 50 percent failure rate, it should indicate something is wrong."
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.
"Fired up -- Ready to go," was the enthusiastic chant at overflow caucus meetings of youth, African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) delegates on the eve of the opening of the Democratic convention.
The story behind the shoe line in St. Joseph is a story repeated everywhere, from Gary, Ind., to Youngstown, Ohio, to Flint, Mich., to Chico, Calif., to Milton, Mass.
For many workers in Tennessee, reporting a case of discrimination based on sexual orientation would seriously risk their personal safety.
With over 80 progressive organizations participating, the ninth annual conference of the Campaign for America's Future opened in Washington under the banner of "Take Back the American Dream."
"Young people are in the front ranks of people fighting against the corporate attacks on the 99 percent across our nation."
At a packed press conference the AFL-CIO, joined by the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza and the Generational Alliance, announced the launching of what could be the biggest voter protection effort in U.S. history.
Responding to a call by SEIU, more than a thousand people marched through downtown and rallied in front of the School Reform Commission offices.
Except for one grandmother, the rest of the 20 or so women who patrol the streets around Davis Elementary School here every weekday are in their 20s and 30s.