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What Now for City College of San Francisco After the Court Injunction?

After many months of grassroots mobilization to save City College of San Francisco (CCSF), a Superior Court judge has granted a partial injunction that bars the ACCJC (Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges) from finalizing any plans to terminate the school’s accreditation. This is the first major victory in the fight to save CCSF […]

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Teachers Mobilize Across Mexico to Oppose Privatization “Reforms”

MEXICO CITY — The human tidal wave that swept the nation’s capital on September 4 put forward its clear demands and aspirations, which are: Defend teachers’ jobs! Leaders of the CNTE: Assume your responsibility and convene a National Congress of elected delegates from all the schools! For free State schools! For a Union independent of […]

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How to Save City College

The ACCJC accreditation commission’s announcement that it plans on revoking City College of San Francisco’s accreditation in 2014 has been met with widespread outrage. On July 9, about 5,000 people marched on the Department of Education, calling on it to save CCSF by refusing to renew the ACCJC’s license to operate, which expires at the end of […]

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Congressional Proposals Offer Little Hope to Those Drowning in Student Loan Debt

The interest rate on some federally subsidized student loans is set to double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent on July 1, unless Congress passes legislation preventing the increase. However, no deal has been reached, and Congress has adjourned for the fourth of July holiday. Several pieces of legislation have been introduced to deal with the […]

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Socialist Organizer Southern Indiana Branch Endorsement of the IU Strike

The Southern Indiana Branch of Socialist Organizer, the United States section of the Fourth International, stands in complete solidarity with the students, teachers and staff of Indiana University in support of the IU-system wide strike scheduled for April 11-12. Our members stand together in solidarity with our fellow comrades of the Industrial Workers of the […]

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From the US and Spain: A Call to All to Defend Public Education!

  More than a decade of cuts, mass layoffs, and dwindling financial aid have decimated public education systems all over the world. The gains of decades of struggle aimed at making public education accessible to all have been erased in a matter of years. The results are public universities so expensive and inaccessible that education […]

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Don’t Let the 1% Dismantle CCSF!

We all want to save City College of San Francisco (CCSF). But how can this be done? Influential forces from above say that the only way to save CCSF is to accept drastic cuts to our school. The ACCJC accreditation, CCSF administrators, and Board of Trustees (including the student trustee)  are cynically using the threat of […]

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Occupation at CCSF a Success: Update and Analysis

A student occupation of the administration building at City College of San Francisco on Feb. 21 was a major step forward for the movement to save the school from the forces of privatization and austerity. At 5pm dozens of students voted to continue the occupation despite the risk of arrest; to their surprise, the arrests […]

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UC Mismanagement Continues With UC Online

  With precipitous budget cuts, fee hikes, and austerity for faculty and staff, it is no secret that the University of California system, and California public education in general, is in crisis.  While the UC administration and state politicians explain away this crisis as an unavoidable result of the 2008 financial crisis and rising enrollment, […]

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“How do you justify closing 12 schools in North Philadelphia?” School Closing Plan Gets An Angry Reception

On January 8, 2013, nearly 1000 students, parents and other community members  gave the School District of Philadelphia’s plan to gut public education an angry reception.  District officials struggled to present their plan as a raucous crowd  chanted and jeered. at  the first of nine meetings planned to explain district restructuring and downsizing plans. North […]

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