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Find out more about what the Caucus of Working Educators is doing to protect public education from the profiteers. Amy Roat, Teacher and Caucus of Working Educators Steering Committee member returns to talk about discipline proceedings against teachers who educate parents on their right to …

We all remember what happened to the Philadelphia School Teachers last fall.  The state-controlled School Reform Commission voted to nix it’s contract with the teachers union and tried to force the already underpaid school teachers to pay for medical. Earlier today, a local court overturned that …

Let’s say you are the president of a state university in the wake of deep budget cuts by an austerity-minded legislature and Tea Party governor. Let’s also say that the Chancellor and the Board of Governors of your state university system has been drinking the …

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 …

Hours after the state ran School Reform Commission’s horrific decision to obliterate the collective bargaining rights of Philadelphia’s public school teachers, Pennsylvania Working Families Party other organizations in the PCAPS coalition organized an emergency rally outside of Governor Tom Corbett’s office.  Pennsylvania Working Families Party organizer Kati Sipp …

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 …

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