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Connecticut youth lead fight for jobs

Youth groups are focused on linking the problem of youth violence to the lack of job opportunities.

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Chicago mayor aims to aggressively privatize schools

The mayor's plan will affect 10,000 students, mostly Black and Latino, and result in the firing of 600 teachers, principals, building maintenance, cafeteria and other workers.

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University faculty to chancellor: "We are not your ATM!"

In California State University faculty's first such action since collective bargaining began almost 30 years ago, two of the system's 23 campuses were idled in a one-day strike Nov. 17.

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NY families demand millionaire tax extension

Cuomo, who ran on a no-tax pledge, along with the GOP, opposes extension of a tax on millionaires.

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Cooper Union students fight to keep school tuition free

The announcement by Cooper Union President Jamshed Bharucha that his institution may have to charge tuition has caught student, faculty and alumni off guard -but has solidly united them.

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Students: Obama loan relief plan good first step, more needed

Student activists say the president's executive order on the issue is not nearly enough to tackle the larger student debt crisis.

Police evict Occupy Oakland

In a massive pre-dawn raid Oct. 25, Oakland and other area police evicted hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters from their two-week-old encampment in front of City Hall and a smaller camp in a nearby park.

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Teachers cautious on education law rewrite

The nation's two teachers unions are taking a cautious, wait-and-see attitude towards a draft rewrite of the nation's basic federal education law.

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Occupy Detroit: End foreclosures now!

Detroiter's get it. They know banks received a $700 billion, taxpayer supported bailout but defiantly continue to force people out of their homes.

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New Haven joins Occupy Movement

On October 15th, New Haven joined the Occupy Movement with a kick-off march of 1,000 people on the New Haven Green.

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