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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 …

Editor’s Note: A slightly earlier version of this post indicated that the Tweet pictured below originated from Marcia Welsh’s account. It did not. She FAVORITED another Tweet. We caught the error shortly after the article first went live and made the corrections. We are sorry for the …

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