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National outrage: Akron mother jailed for putting kids in suburban school

The case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, an African American resident of Akron, Ohio, highlights the ongoing problems of racism and segregation in our country.


Hundreds in Ohio protest in-coming Kasich administration

Thirty-six hours before Republican and former Fox News contributor John Kasich was sworn in as Ohio’s governor, people from across the state rallied voicing strong objections to his anti-labor, anti-environment and anti-student agenda.


Banning ethnic studies in Arizona is wrong!

A new draconian law in Arizona went into effect banning classes statewide, k-12, that promote the teachings of civil rights leaders such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez.


Chicago grassroots to mayoral candidates: we want a people's agenda

CHICAGO - What are the most urgent issues this city's next mayor must address? That question was mulled by over 2,000 grassroots community activists Dec. 14 in a political style convention.


White House makes final push for DREAM Act

The Obama administration stepped up its campaign to overcome a possible Republican filibuster of the DREAM Act.


Are immigrants good for America?

According to demographers, city planners and others, in order to replace an aging workforce, the U.S. desperately needs more immigrants, and they need access to quality education.


DREAM Act passes House, faces hurdles in Senate

The U.S. Senate voted to table its version of the DREAM Act Dec. 9, in order to consider the version passed by the House the day before. Supporters say the House vote was historic and a longtime coming because this is the first time the decade-old measure has ever passed in either chamber.


Parents: Retaining Chicago students is a flunking system

Chicago Public Schools is willfully imposing an injurious and discriminatory retention policy on a mass scale, say parents.


Broad coalition urges passage of DREAM Act

Supporters of the DREAM act range from the labor movement to self-identified conservatives.


Texas students vigil for DREAM Act

"Your voice is your power!" yelled student activist Emmanuel Faz to a crowd at the University of Texas Arlington campus at a Nov. 9 vigil.

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