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Obama school plan has pluses but big minuses, teachers and others warn

The administration's  education "blueprint" discards some of  the No Child Left Behind law's much-criticized features, but keeps or adds others that teachers, their unions and other public school advocates oppose.

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Thousands march to save public education

Hundreds of thousands of students, parents, faculty, campus workers and community supporters demonstrated in California and around the country March 4 in a massive protest to save public education.

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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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Teacher dies in hail of handgun bullets

Killing of teacher Jennifer Paulson, 30, in Tacoma, Wash., following Colorado school shootings, spurs calls for tighter gun control.

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Students organize March 4 Education

Gregory Cendana, president of the United States Student Association, says students and community members are mobilizing coast to coast to defend public education in "March 4 Education" rallies next month.

New York City threatens to evict public school in favor of charter

Privately-run, publically-funded charter schools are pushing out successful public schools in competition for scarce resources, leading to more segregation, more inequality.

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Expect major changes in No Child law, officials say

The Obama administration is proposing major changes to the nation's No Child Left Behind education law.

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Howard Zinn: people’s historian

Howard Zinn died yesterday but he will live on, as future generations read his A Peoples History of the United States and say "Wow!"

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Oregon delivers ‘tax the rich’ message

Oregon voters  sent a message to the nation yesterday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent cuts in education and other public services.

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Why are law schools denying Black and Mexican American students?

The number of African American and Mexican American students admitted to law schools has decreased in the last 15 years, according to a recent study by a Columbia Law School professor.

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