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Broke L.A. Schools Are Giving Teachers a Half Day to Protest

In an unprecedented move, LAUSD is working with the local teachers union to make a protest of education cuts happen.

Just how bad is California's education budget crisis? In an unprecedented move, the Los Angeles Unified School District plans to dismiss students early on Friday, May 13 so that teachers and other school staff can protest proposed cuts to education. In fact, the nation's second largest school district is in such a financial crisis that they're actually working with the local teacher's union, UTLA, to make the protest happen—a very rare thing.

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Rahm Emanuel Releases Reform Agenda for Chicago Public Schools

Rahm Emanuel wants to be Chicago's next mayor, but his critics say his recently revealed education agenda isn't what the city needs.


In his bid to become the next mayor of Chicago, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel hopes voters will focus on his education agenda instead of his lingering residency woes.

According to the newly released policy brief on his campaign website, Emanuel is, "guided by a single mission: to ensure that every child—in every school and every neighborhood—has access to a world-class learning experience from birth."

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