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NY Progressive Caucus demands: Tax the rich

NEW YORK - As Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget axe chops at public workers and services, a large section of the City Council wants another solution: tax the rich.

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Emergency funding urged to prevent worst school cuts in 50 years

Tens of thousands of teachers and other school staff are facing layoffs across the country for the coming school year, along with slashed programs, larger classes and shortened school weeks.

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Chicago students walk out to protest education cuts

More than 500 high school students walked out of classrooms at public schools city wide to massive  education budget cuts.

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A teacher speaks her mind

I would hate to think that all of my effort could be cast aside because some standardized test or other incomplete measurement suggested that I was not doing a good job.

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Obama school plan has pluses but big minuses, teachers and others warn

The administration's  education "blueprint" discards some of  the No Child Left Behind law's much-criticized features, but keeps or adds others that teachers, their unions and other public school advocates oppose.

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Expect major changes in No Child law, officials say

The Obama administration is proposing major changes to the nation's No Child Left Behind education law.

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N.M. teachers challenge corporate tax loopholes

Teachers, students and allies tell New Mexico lawmakers 'no cuts' to education.

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