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Three grim tales from the Big Apple

Ranked third or fourth richest city in the world, will New York tell its young generation that it cannot provide shelter, or classrooms, or even transportation to school?

Northern Manhattan mobilizes against budget cuts

More than 1,000 residents held a unity rally on Saturday to mobilize against proposed budget cuts that will have a devastating effect on this predominantly Latino and black working class community.

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N.Y. to slash literacy funding

Though illiteracy here and across the U.S. continues to be a growing social problem, efforts to combat it are under attack by the city and state legislature, under the guise of reigning in runaway spending.

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Megan Fox to governor, “Don’t terminate our teachers”

Megan Fox fights for public education in a great, new video.

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Florida lawmakers put budget woes on backs of retirees

As the Florida state Senate tries to balance the budget by stripping teachers of pay and the incentive to teach in Florida, they are now going after retirees and pension plans.

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Women leaders call for urgent action on Illinois budget crisis

More than 200 women leaders call for a "sensible" tax rate to overcome budget crisis of "epic proportions."

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In ‘failed state,’ schools face more cuts

California is at the very heart of what is internationally known as the "American crisis," and its schools are on the chopping block.

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For one county, the worst is yet to come

For at least one California county's budget it's a crisis that will only get worse.

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GOP wages war vs. local government

In Indiana, GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels is waging war on local communities.

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Calif. bills would create 140,000 jobs in state

California legislators are putting jobs creation at the top of their agenda.

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