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When Hillary Clinton suggested she “wouldn’t keep any school open that wasn’t doing a better-than-average job,” at an event late last year in Iowa, social media lit up. Almost all attention went to the clumsy...

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The ongoing fight between the Chicago Teachers Union and “Mayor 1%” Rahm Emanuel may be heading toward the second teachers’ strike in four years. What is driving the current phase of this fight is the...

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Boston Public Schools Student Walk Out and Protest #BPSWALKOUT Photo Credit: youtube.com

Boston Public Schools

March 8, 2016

More than 3,000 Boston Public Schools students walked out of class on March 7 and marched to the Massachusetts State House to protest against the projected $40 million budget cuts to the Boston Public Schools...

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Progressive workers around the US breathed a sigh of relief two months ago following the announcement that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker had ended his presidential campaign. For the people of Wisconsin, the announcement was bittersweet,...

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Teachers Wage Bold Fight The 5,000 members of the Seattle Education Association (SEA) organized their first strike in three decades to start the new school year. While school districts across the country are facing federal...

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In a time when public education and teachers’ unions are under attack nationwide from “right to work (for less)” legislation and attacks brought to the U.S. Supreme Court, educators and paraprofessionals in the Seattle Public...

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We in the United States are trapped in a viscous cycle when it comes to the cost and burden of higher education. As Matt Taibi describes in his 2013 article “Ripping Off Young America”, the...

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Challenging Corporate Politicians Requires Stamina – But It’s Worth It With 16% for Jess Spear of the votes counted so far, Socialist Alternative evaluates its campaign which had a major impact in advancing the discussion...

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A wave of student walkouts and teacher protests pushed back attempts to literally rewrite history in Jefferson County. Several suburban cities just west of Denver, Colorado saw a wave of protest against the efforts of...

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In a barely legal,17-minute meeting on Monday, October 6, the School Reform Commission voted unanimously to cancel the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ (PFT) contract. The latest volley in the on-going campaign to eliminate quality public...

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