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Teacher funding added to war spending bill

Lawmakers who want to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs but oppose spending more money on the war in Afghanistan face a dilemma in Congress this week.


Carolina NAACP head calls for civil disobedience to protest “resegregation”

RALEIGH, N.C. - William Barber II, state NAACP chairman, this week called for mass civil disobedience July 20 to protest moves to "resegregate" public education in Wake County.


Activists hear Christian leader

Wanda Banks gets really excited when she talks about how well her daughter is doing in her Cuban medical school. By the time she finishes, everybody is convinced that Darnna Banks really is super!


Arizona takes another step backwards, critics say

Arizona has taken another step backwards, critics say, after Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a new bill May 11 that aims to ban ethnic studies in the state's schools.


New evidence surfaces on charter school scam

New evidence that charter schools provide inferior education but lucrative opportunities to scam the public has surfaced in a report issued Wednesday.


Chicago students walk out to protest education cuts

More than 500 high school students walked out of classrooms at public schools city wide to massive  education budget cuts.


Megan Fox to governor, “Don’t terminate our teachers”

Megan Fox fights for public education in a great, new video.


Rallying for more schools, it's a Bronx cheer for Bloomberg

Bronx residents send a message to Bloomberg and the Department of Education: More schools!


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.

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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