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At GOP fundraiser, protesters warn "Rauner and Christie - bad for Illinois, bad for USA"

Chris Christie brought checks to the fundraiser totaling $4 million, demonstrators shouted, "Illinois is not for sale."




Says USSA aim is to “alter power relations on campuses”

USSA, the nation's largest and oldest student organization, is committed to "helping students identify what their goals are and how to achieve them."


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.


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.


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."


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.


Dreamers in Virginia can pay instate tuition

Immigrants' rights advocates are hailing a ruling that means students who are accepted by the federal DACA program can pay instate tuition to attend state colleges and universities.


GOP-Ryan budget slashes Medicare, college aid and stirs voter anger

It would slash non-defense spending in the coming decade by $5 trillion, cutting to the bone every vital human needs program while increasing Pentagon spending by $500 billion.


Debt, climate change, immigration top student agenda

College and graduate students from across the nation met at the 45th annual "Grassroots Legislative Conference," hosted by the United States Student Association, which has strong ties with the labor movement.


Despite snow, students lobby for #DebtFreeFuture

College students face many issues today, including raising tuition rates and cuts to programs. Student loan debt topped $1 trillion and is expected to reach (and even surpass) $1.3 trillion.

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