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Kari Lydersen

The Chicago Board of Education's vote on Wednesday to convert three public elementary schools into "turnaround schools" run by the non-profit Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) was no surprise to most parents and teachers. Read more

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Chicagoans – including those in the highest city offices – got a schooling in labor relations and the power that unions can still have even in this day and age. Read more

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“We need to be able to teach for life, not just for test scores,” says one Chicago teacher. Read more

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Find out why many students and former students have spent the past few days on the picket lines. Read more

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The citizens of Chicago are siding with the teachers’ union in this epic battle against “Mayor One Percent” and the business agenda. Read more

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The nasty Illinois contest pits a centrist Democrat against a Republican dissembler and a Green from the projects. Read more

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In Honduras these days, death threats seem as common as the taco-like baleadas sold on street corners nationwide. And like the baleadas, the threats certainly aren’t empty. Read more

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Still in prison in Iran after one year, two of the three “hikers” had also been doing pathbreaking freelance journalism. Read more

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“If the economy is not lifting wages, adding jobs, incomes, lifting everyone who wants to work, it’s not a recovery from our perspective,” says Jared Bernstein. Read more

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