Outlawing Shakespeare: The Battle for the Tucson Mind

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tlawing Shakespeare: The Battle for the Tucson Mind is a documentary that focuses on the elimination of the Mexican American Studies program within the Tucson Unified School District;

Assessing Charter Schools: Follow the Money

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Mark Naison: Here are common sense criteria to judge charter schools intent to educate or to undermine public schools

On the Occasion of My Retirement as a Teacher in Urban America

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Retired teacher, Caitlin Casement, speaks out about conditions in and out of the classroom that make it almost impossible for urban students to succeed.

Who Are 2011′s Bullies? — California State Senate & Assembly Races — UPDATED

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Cynthia Liu: Wonder who’s up for election in the newly redistricted state of California who also DID NOT ALLOW state voters to extend revenue that funded schools?

A Union Buster Strikes Out

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Francisco Cendejas: Union busters have become a standard feature of contemporary union organizing, trading on intimidation, false promises and even illegal firings.

Another Victory for Campaign Consultants!

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Steve Ybarra: New citizens and Latinos may have to again face the Orange County fascists with their voter intimidation methods because of a lack of spine in the Governor’s office. In addition, we lost $200 million of real money.

The Speaker and the “Back-Bencher”

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Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: California State Assembly Speaker John Perez took another swipe at fellow Democratic Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, blocking a routine legislative procedure under the guise of prudent fiscal management, but that reeks of possibly illegal voting influence and intimidation.

US Embassy Casts Official Doubt on Haiti’s Election Results

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Georgianne Nienaber: There is a crisis right now in Haiti and everyone is aware of it. Anyone who is following the election knows exactly what is going on, and it is not a number problem.

Shannyn Moore to Sarah Palin: Sue Me! Please!

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Threatened by litigation from Palin camp, AK bloggers close ranks, scoff at intimidation effort by cutting-and-running Governor…