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American Federation of Teachers endorses Hillary Clinton

Weingarten put the union's endorsement in the context of scrapping the Bush-era No Child Left Behind and its teach-to-the-test penalizing of students and schools.

 

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Education: is it job training, or preparation for democracy?

If we want our nation to create more people like history's innovators and inventors, we would be wise to teach our children how to think like they did.

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South Chicago community faces down prep school board over firings

"Telling teachers that they might lose their health insurance if they unionize is not living honestly."

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Baltimore: A new generation of protestors comes into being

Langston Hughes elementary is not only an oasis for the 178 children who attend, but also serves as a venue for numerous after school and community activities.

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Rolling one-day strike closes Washington state schools

Thousands of union school workers in 60 districts across Washington are staging a "rolling one-day walkout" to protest the Republican-controlled State Senate's refusal to fully fund public schools.

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Teachers and parents push hard today to oust Republican governors

Art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking strangers to help oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office.

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"Nuclear option" used against Philly teachers

News stories have documented the ravaging of the district's finances by local banks and out-of-town educational consulting companies.

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Silicon Valley breeding nationwide schools-for-profit scheme

Nearly every metropolitan area these days has its own wealthy promoters of education "reform." Few areas, however, have as concentrated a group as Silicon Valley.

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Teaching Tolerance hosts webinar with “New Jim Crow” author Michelle Alexander

Released in 2010, "The New Jim Crow" outlines the use of the justice system in the United States as a form of racial control that especially impacts young African American males.

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Despite parent protest, Simeon closes electricity-training class

On a near perfect summer evening here, July 31, about 75 parents along with a number of students filled the Simeon Career and Technical Education auditorium.

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