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.
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.
Cuomo, who ran on a no-tax pledge, along with the GOP, opposes extension of a tax on millionaires.
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.
Student activists say the president's executive order on the issue is not nearly enough to tackle the larger student debt crisis.
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.
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.
Detroiter's get it. They know banks received a $700 billion, taxpayer supported bailout but defiantly continue to force people out of their homes.
On October 15th, New Haven joined the Occupy Movement with a kick-off march of 1,000 people on the New Haven Green.
On the morning of Oct. 22, Occupy Oakland's two-week-old camp in front of City Hall - now said to number 150 tents - thronged with visitors.