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.
TIFs - or Tax Increment Financing - is a method powerful financial interests have devised to divert public monies to private coffers.
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.
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.
The city of Tulsa has consistently pushed to cut funding for projects that benefit the taxpayers.
A coalition of parent, community, student and labor groups brought their message to the Philadelphia city School Reform Commission
As this city's School Reform Commission prepares to roll out a plan for the radical "restructuring" of one of the nation's largest school districts, resistance is building.
Teachers with Alliance/AFT of Dallas picketed outside the administration office of the Dallas Independent School district before the board meeting on Feb. 23.
The National Education Association and a wide range of other organizations are opposing the proposal by the House's ruling Republicans to rewrite federal education law and school aid.
Philadelphia residents rally for suspended teacher who critized school district plans to privatize eight public schools.