The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group made $951 million in profits on $3 billion in income in 2010. But that's not enough, they are threatening to move out of Illinois unless they get a tax break.
"Having a job helps youth mature and teaches responsibility."
The GOP-run House Education and the Workforce Committee voted 23-16 on party lines May 25 to eliminate 43 elementary and secondary education programs.
Local People's World readers and contributors held their annual Better World Awards banquet May 29, focusing on the fight for quality public education.
Newt Gingrich told assembled voters that young people should be required to take a poll test before being allowed to vote.
The Illinois version does not include a path to citizenship, but its seen as a move to counter some of the anti-immigrant measures being proposed nationwide.
The court's decision continues a 136-year struggle by public education advocates to have a "thorough and efficient" education for all the state's children.
Four years ago, the legislature passed a similar bill but lacked enough votes to override Republican Gov. Jodi Rell's veto.
Calling the economy "not as good as it's been, but definitely on the mend," California Governor Jerry Brown released a revised budget proposal.
tudents at the Baltimore School for the Arts boycotted their classes May 13 to protest the layoff of teachers and other cutbacks forced by budget cuts in the city, state and nation.