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Editor’s Note: Earlier today, Ruby Jane Anderson sent us the following about why she and other members of the Philadelphia Student Union disrupted the Philadelphia School Reform Commission’s showing of the anti-union movie, Won’t Back Down.  Yesterday, the School Reform Commission held a movie night in …

Update [9:48 PM] : Student Involved in Philly Student Union Action on Wednesday Night Speaks Out  Update [8:38AM]: Video of Sylvia Simms yelling at school students is online. Update [12:37 AM]: Mother of student speaks out   Update:  It looks like Sylvia Simms yelled “You must …

Early this morning, students in the Philadelphia School District began walking out their school buildings as part of a student strike in support of their teachers. On Monday – one day after World Teachers Day – the Philadelphia School Reform Commission took the unprecedented move …

On July 30, PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) administrators announced their intentions to deepen the austerity at five state-owned universities: Mansfield, Edinboro, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, and Cheyney. These are the same five universities that claimed “financial hardship” last year and experienced sweeping cuts to faculty and …

Thanks to an unbelievable month – well over 53,000 visits in September – Raging Chicken Press hit a new milestone today: over 400,000 page visits. We would like to take a minute to just say thank you to all our contributors, members, supporters, and readers …

The dirty secret of higher education in the United States is that the entire system depends upon the systematic exploitation of the majority – the super majority – of those who teach in its classrooms. As much as the right wing wants to point to …

Kathryn Knott is Our Child

September 24, 2014 // 36 Comments

Kathryn Knott is the 24-year-old young woman who, along with companions Philip Williams, 24, and Kevin Harrigan, 26, has been charged with the brutal beating of two young gay men in Philadelphia on September 11, 2014.  The three were part of a much larger group of party-goers (accounts have the …

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