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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.


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.


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.


The people have spoken: Save our schools!

Hundreds of students, teachers, parents, staff members, and allies packed Chicago's Fuller Park Fieldhouse Thursday night.


Threatened Philly school closings face growing resistance


The district announced the names of the schools to be shuttered; in the late afternoon a dense crowd of hundreds of protesters massed on the steps of district headquarters.



Lesson for the day – stop Fat Cats from robbing our schools

TIFs - or Tax Increment Financing - is a method powerful financial interests have devised to divert public monies to private coffers.


Today in history: 200,000 students boycotted Chicago public schools

On October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups organized Freedom Day, a mass boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.


Beware: "Pro-child" groups press corporate schools agenda

The Change.org petition site recently dropped the misleadingly named "StudentsFirst" and "Stand for Children" as paying clients.This came after public pressure including a counter-petition by a Chicago teacher.


Tulsa implements ALEC anti-public-school agenda

The city of Tulsa has consistently pushed to cut funding for projects that benefit the taxpayers.


Protesters force retreat on plan to dismantle Philly public schools

A coalition of parent, community, student and labor groups brought their message to the Philadelphia city School Reform Commission

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