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Teaching Tolerance hosts webinar with “New Jim Crow” author Michelle Alexander

Released in 2010, "The New Jim Crow" outlines the use of the justice system in the United States as a form of racial control that especially impacts young African American males.

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State of Florida itself at stake on November 4

Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.

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Detroit Labor Day: Democracy not for sale!

"The concentration of wealth in too few hands and growing inequality is hitting hard at working families."

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Arizona voters dump two right-wingers

The majority of Arizonans were delighted to see the state's incumbent attorney general, Tom Horne, and Superintendent of Public Instruction, John Huppenthal, defeated.

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An interview with USSA's Maxwell Love

According to Love, students need to build "relationships with unions - on and off campuses, to build bridges in the community, students are workers."

 

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Despite parent protest, Simeon closes electricity-training class

On a near perfect summer evening here, July 31, about 75 parents along with a number of students filled the Simeon Career and Technical Education auditorium.

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Chicagoans take to the streets against school cuts

The meeting came on the heels of the announcement that CPS was cutting over $50 million from neighborhood schools and diverting it to politically connected charter school.

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Teachers unions to Education Secretary Duncan: Leave!

The AFT convention has a blunt message for Education Secretary Arne Duncan: You flunk the test of helping the nation's schools and kids, so leave.

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Elizabeth Warren stumps for Tennant in West Virginia

Ms. Tennant is in a tight race with outgoing Republican Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito for the seat. The race could be a decisive one in this year's national battle for control of the U.S. Senate.

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NEA’s Eskelsen-García promises tougher line on public school critics

"No commercial, mass-produced, industrial-strength standardized factory test should ever be used as the determining factor for any student or adult."

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