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Demanding 'Pay and Benefits That Give Us Dignity,' 25,000 Chicago Public School Teachers Go on Strike
"Our children deserve the best that this city has to offer. They do not deserve broken promises."
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Young climate strikers march through Melbourne, Australia on May 3, 2019. (Photo:  julian meehan/flickr/cc) Views
Greta Thunberg Isn't Alone. Meet Some Other Young Activists Who Are Leading the Environmentalist Fight
Around the globe, young people are sounding the alarm on climate change and environmental issues by organizing rallies and confronting policymakers.
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Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center in orange shirt, participates in a youth climate strike outside the United Nations on Aug. 30 in New York City. Thunberg was also in town to address the U.N. Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23. (Photo: Mary Altaffer / AP) Views
It's Time to Strike for the Climate
Not only is the cost of inaction going to be astronomical, but so is the cost to the human race, in terms of livelihoods, homes, environments and lives.
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Participants of a demonstration clap their hands and write the Icelandic "Hu". The demonstrators follow the call of the movement Fridays for Future and want to fight for more climate protection. They want to support the calls for strikes and protests all over the world. (Photo: Patrick Seeger/dpa/Getty Images) Views
To the Adults Who Are Striking Today for the Future, Thank You
Today is the day we must stand up for all generations.
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As wealth continues to concentrate at the top, the extremely wealthy are using it shut out students who are already hundreds of steps behind on the road to success—all to give the already affluent another boost along the way. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
What the Felicity Huffman Scandal Says About America
Low-income parents risk jail for putting their kids in better public schools, while the rich bribe colleges to shut the poor out.
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Schools should be community hubs that prepare people for the skills we will need going forward to live through climate change. (Photo: Guy Smallman/Getty Images) Views
Teachers Should Join the Student Strikes
Students are striking for a future—educators should join them.
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'Young People Are Correct to Be Outraged': Seattle City Council Urges Public Schools to Let Students Join Global Climate Strike
"Seattle Public Schools should stand with the global climate justice movement and excuse students so they can participate in the global climate strike."
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A Palestinian student takes a selfie during his graduation ceremony at the end of the academic year on May 20, 2016 at Birzeit University in the West Bank town of Birzeit, near Ramallah. / AFP / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Boycotts, Benjamins, and America’s University Leaders
The current boycott is not a denial of academic freedom, but rather an exercise of it by scholars from around the world who choose not to collaborate with Israeli state institutions complicit in Israel’s apartheid policies.
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Before the manic response to school shootings and the madness of zero-tolerance, those students would have been counseled and redirected, but not expelled. Views
Stop Criminalizing Children in the Name of School Security
We need a more realistic law that balances security and responsibility with children’s right to make mistakes and to learn from them. Punish them. But don’t crucify them.
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'The Bold Solution We Need': Over 100 Academics Endorse Sanders Student Debt Cancellation and Tuition-Free College Plan
"In the face of this crisis, nothing short of a complete overhaul of our public higher education system will suffice."
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