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Debt, climate change, immigration top student agenda

College and graduate students from across the nation met at the 45th annual "Grassroots Legislative Conference," hosted by the United States Student Association, which has strong ties with the labor movement.

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Despite snow, students lobby for #DebtFreeFuture

College students face many issues today, including raising tuition rates and cuts to programs. Student loan debt topped $1 trillion and is expected to reach (and even surpass) $1.3 trillion.

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Students and community rally in support of Temple U. professor Anthony Monteiro

Recent years have seen sporadic controversies related to the question of whether Temple has lost its way and strayed from Conwell's original hopes and intentions.

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Youth battle for social change in St. Louis

In a society where the national student debt totals $1.1 trillion, it is more important than ever to lift young activists up and support them in their efforts to organize and create social change.

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City College of San Francisco wins round in accreditation battle

After hearing two days of arguments, Judge Karnow noted that the "consequences would be catastrophic" if the ACCJC were allowed to finish the disaccreditation process.

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AFT’S Weingarten: School reformers ignore “elephant in the room”

Weingarten was one of several panelists who challenged the prevailing mythology about schools, including the teach-to-the-test goals the right wing has imposed on U.S. schools.

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"Let us work," say government workers

It's hurting our communities, said demonstrators in downtown Detroit protesting the tea party led government shutdown.

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What are mass school closings about? Watch this video

Philadelphia's families, teachers unions and other school worker unions as well as students have responded with a rousing "Hell no, our schools are not for sale."

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Chicago school boycott demands elected school board

Hundreds of students, parents and community activists joined a rally and march Aug. 28 supporting a one-day Chicago school boycott to protest the destruction of public education.

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President Obama rolls out higher education plan

President Obama debuted his new proposal for curbing costs of higher education.

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