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Today in history: The Americans with Disabilities Act signed 25 years ago

It was dedicated activism that accomplished these measures so that the benefits of living in a modern society can be accessed by millions more people.


Education: is it job training, or preparation for democracy?

If we want our nation to create more people like history's innovators and inventors, we would be wise to teach our children how to think like they did.


Texans exhale as legislative session ends

In Texas, labor's victories consist not in getting legislation passed, but in stopping some of the worst of the worst.


Rolling one-day strike closes Washington state schools

Thousands of union school workers in 60 districts across Washington are staging a "rolling one-day walkout" to protest the Republican-controlled State Senate's refusal to fully fund public schools.


Public education key issue in Philly mayoral race

This year's election is not shaping up as your "normal" off year primary in the City of Brotherly Love.


Students in D.C. organize at debt's door: USSA LegCon 2015

The membership of the USSA sees student issues as intrinsically tied to economic, racial, and gender justice.


Adjunct Prof. Leleua Loupe’s office: the trunk of her car

"At the beginning of the semester," explains historian and lecturer Leleua Loupe, "students don't know history or understand the world around them."


Obama rolls out budget plan he says will protect workers

President Obama says his proposal for the year starting October 1 would, if enacted, enhance retirement security and improve worker protections for millions of people.


Obama proposes publicly funded community colleges for all

President Obama last week proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans.


“Low-cost, high quality” public education at stake in Calif. tuition debate

The decision to hike tuition has kicked off a new round in the long struggle between the university and the State of California over funding for the 10-campus system.

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