Opinion

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"Speak Progress" activists coming to a venue near you

Speak Progress speakers provide ideas, analysis and interactive trainings that can inspire your campus, community or union.

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Soaring college costs, soaring student debt: a dysfunctional system

The crisis of college costs and student debt is a reflection of capitalism's inherent tendencies, which poke at the wounds of an already injured economy.

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After Supreme Court decision, "Being Black at U of M" just got harder

In my first political science class at U of M, I quickly realized  I was only one of a handful of African American students in a lecture class of 200.

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De Blasio calls for unity in the fight for quality education

In an effort to set the record straight and heal a rift with New York State's Gov. Cuomo and charter school supporters, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a major speech on his education policies at Riverside Church last Sunday.

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Do we need public education?

The public pays for charter schools through their taxes, has no input into their educational practices. Unlike Chicago public schools, neither parents nor community control anything a charter school does.

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Hang in there, Mayor de Blasio

The wolves of Wall Street are out to destroy New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's universal pre-kindergarten plan.

 

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Students empower themselves through union solidarity

The importance of a work sector being organized is unparalleled but what really counts is when it creates a ripple effect on the surrounding sectors.

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Abortion foes should not use people with disabilities as props

With the constant attacks on reproductive rights, it is easy to feel your blood boil every time another right-wing, anti-choice message comes your way.

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New York voters want a mayor with a heart

The priority of a billionaire mayor is to protect the interest of billionaires. That is why the people of New York City want a mayor who will move the city in another direction.

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Letter from the heartland: Who should get the scholarship?

Recently, I had an opportunity to be a part of a committee that was awarding scholarships to local students.

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