Students shared their stories of having to work low-wage jobs to pay high tuition costs.
Nearly every metropolitan area these days has its own wealthy promoters of education "reform." Few areas, however, have as concentrated a group as Silicon Valley.
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.
Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.
"The concentration of wealth in too few hands and growing inequality is hitting hard at working families."
The majority of Arizonans were delighted to see the state's incumbent attorney general, Tom Horne, and Superintendent of Public Instruction, John Huppenthal, defeated.
According to Love, students need to build "relationships with unions - on and off campuses, to build bridges in the community, students are workers."
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.
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.
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.