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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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Camden students and community force honest discussion on education

Hundreds of students spontaneously, and without permission, left their schools at high noon and marched peacefully to the Camden School District headquarters where they met in protest.

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Scores arrested in Albany budget protest

The chants of advocates for affordable housing, the Dream Act, anti-fracking and more echoed throughout the Albany Capitol as protesters packed the staircase and halls leading to Governor Cuomo's office.

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Philly coalition demands quality education for all

They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"

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Today in history: 200,000 students boycotted Chicago public schools

On October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups organized Freedom Day, a mass boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.

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Beware: "Pro-child" groups press corporate schools agenda

The Change.org petition site recently dropped the misleadingly named "StudentsFirst" and "Stand for Children" as paying clients.This came after public pressure including a counter-petition by a Chicago teacher.

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Protesters force retreat on plan to dismantle Philly public schools

A coalition of parent, community, student and labor groups brought their message to the Philadelphia city School Reform Commission

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Teacher funding added to war spending bill

Lawmakers who want to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs but oppose spending more money on the war in Afghanistan face a dilemma in Congress this week.

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Carolina NAACP head calls for civil disobedience to protest “resegregation”

RALEIGH, N.C. - William Barber II, state NAACP chairman, this week called for mass civil disobedience July 20 to protest moves to "resegregate" public education in Wake County.

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New evidence surfaces on charter school scam

New evidence that charter schools provide inferior education but lucrative opportunities to scam the public has surfaced in a report issued Wednesday.

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