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Attacks on public workers put women in bulls’-eye

Women are calling Republican budget cuts and attacks on public employees a double-barreled "war on women."

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1,000 rally in support of outspoken teacher, vs. bullying and cuts

Philadelphia residents rally for suspended teacher who critized school district plans to privatize eight public schools.

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Providence, R.I., dilemma: tax the rich or fire teachers

City officials are planning major slashes, but "tax the rich" bills could help Providence avoid those damaging cuts.

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Campus rally and teach-in slam Ohio education cuts

Faced with the prospect of massive cuts and  hikes in tuition and fees, hundreds of students at Ohio University took part in a teach-in, a rally and a march last week.

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Nashville sound: Solidarity

400 union members and supporters gathered at the State Capitol here to show solidarity with workers in Wisconsin.

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Philly students, teachers assail top-down school “reform”

A spirited rally by 500 parents, students, teachers and others Feb. 25 protested decisions the district is imposing in the name of "school reform."

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Teachers and students support Obama’s education budget

President Obama's education budget is being applauded as a sign of the administration's commitment to public schools and higher education.

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For disabled, questions abound on Race to Top

Special education funding was doubled this year, but Race to the Top has more questions than answers, and doesn't address full funding in the long-term.

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Baltimore backs Oct. 2 march

The City Council has voted unanimously to endorse the October 2 One Nation Working Together march, and a local coalition is working to fill 100 buses.

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Chicago activists renew call for independent, progressive politics

On Chicago's southwest side, a renewed call for independent and progressive politics takes hold, and a new teachers' union president challenges school closing policy.

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