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Making Classrooms Work for All Our Students

The most important factor in a student's success is a great teacher. But in the modern classroom, even great teachers ...

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Threats of another Government Shutdown

To hear Republican presidential candidates tell it, you’d think the most important issue facing the nation is Hillary Clinton’s old ...

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A Movement One Year after #MikeBrown

One year out, something must give. Not just in Ferguson, but in the hearts, minds, and actions of Americans everywhere.

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Women’s Equality Still Not a Reality for Many

The right to vote armed women with a critical weapon in the fight for equality. However, the persistence of economic ...

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Routine Traffic Stops Shouldn’t Rip Families Apart

Daily expulsions and deportations have instilled a culture of pain and fear among all our nation’s immigrant communities.

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Literacy Volunteering in your Community

Literacy is more than just reading a book - it's a way to change a person's life for the better.

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Shoulder to Shoulder on Racial Justice and Worker Rights

The history of the labor movement is also filled with numerous points of tension with the movement for racial justice, ...

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Working Harder, but Falling Further Behind

As we celebrate labor and America’s slow but steady climb to newfound economic prosperity during its most sustained period of ...

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To my African-American Brothers and Sisters

This is the love letter I’ve long owed you. Long owed, because we’re living next to each other, sweating a ...

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Fed Shouldn’t Be Discussing Interest Rate Hikes

The unemployment rate gaps between blacks and whites are stubborn at every education level, and the gaps are glaring. In ...

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Broken Bootstraps on Path to Making It Rich

Pulling ourselves up the by the bootstraps is a myth, because bootstraps in this country are not only weak, they ...

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Never One to Shrink Away from a Worthy Fight

Julian Bond lived his life as a tireless champion of the oppressed and maligned, a battle-worn warrior for civil rights, ...

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Paying the Pink Tax at $1,400 a Year

You probably think you know about all the taxes you pay. Income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes — it seems ...

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Racism and Sexism in the Progressive Movement

Sanders’ reputation as a progressive should in no way give him a pass on racial justice issues. He voted for ...

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Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965

The seemingly obvious idea that a democracy functions at its best when the largest number of its citizens are afforded ...