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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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“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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Houston students debate rising tuition and debt in lively forum

Students shared their stories of having to work low-wage jobs to pay high tuition costs.

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Silicon Valley breeding nationwide schools-for-profit scheme

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.

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