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In response to school closures, a new movement is born

A new national movement for education justice has been born all across the country, to defend public education from those who would destroy it.

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Chicago protests to stop 54 school closings heat up

"We are not going without a fight!" declared nine-year-old Asean Johnson, a third grader at Marcus Garvey Elementary School. "We shall not be moved today!"

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Those pushing school reform have never been in a classroom

Respect teachers? The Republican-dominated Michigan legislature has done the exact opposite.

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Students strike vs. standardized tests, school closings (with video)

High school students went on strike today, refusing to participate in the second day of standardized testing.

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A Chicago neighborhood fights for its school

The action at Herbert is one of 61 school closures, mergers and turnarounds announced by CPS. It will be the largest number of school closures in U.S. history.

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Suit filed to stop Michigan's emergency manager law

What is happening in Michigan "is a threat to everyone in this nation," said Al Sharpton. "If you get away with it in Detroit, you can get away with it all over the nation."

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Thousands rally against school closings, vow "the fight has just begun"

Thousands of teachers, parents, students and city residents  protested the announcement by Chicago Board of Education that it will close 54 schools effecting 30,000 students.

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Bus tour solicits New Yorkers' priorities for schools

NEW YORK - After more than a decade of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's corporate restructuring of public education, a coalition of community groups hit the streets to ask New Yorkers, especially parents, what their priorities really were.

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University of Wisconsin takes off its cap

What a rat race! No, I don't mean the auto industry or Silicon Valley, or even the vicious corporate American scene. I mean academia.

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A fog of lies surrounding Chicago school closings

Ninety percent of students affected would be African American, an action that would be another destabilizing blow to African American communities.

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