education

Is Student Activism Enough?

By Patrick St. John Freddie DeBoer has a blogpost up at Jacobin, titled “Student Activism Isn’t Enough.” It’s classic Freddie: write an entire essay shitting on student activism, then closing it by saying actually, student activism is pretty great and important, keep it up! DeBoer claims “the university can’t be the key site of left-wing (or any […]

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A Year In Popular Power #3 – “Don’t be a scab!” Graduate Student Strikes

Tariq is a graduate student, teaching assistant and union member of Graduate Employees Organization or GEO Local 6300, which represents 2,700 graduate and teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). In February 2018, the union led a successful two-week strike pushing back against the administration’s threat to take away tuition waivers and […]

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#REDforEd – Teacher Strikes Show Social Movements the Way Forward

By Michael Reagan There have been growing calls for electoral participation in the wake of the Trump presidential victory and the horrendous political and social climate that have come in its wake. Most of these voices encourage a social movement strategy called “inside/outside” organizing which argues that protest, mobilizations, and disruptions are good, but that […]

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West Virginia Isn’t Over Yet: Extend the Strike, Build Long Term Power

What follows is a proposal, released as a leaflet you can download, for how to extend the strike unfolding in West Virginia. This is followed by a February 27 press release from opposing the attempt by union leaders and the Democratic Party pushing teachers across the state to end the current strike and return to […]

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Stand in Solidarity with Whittier Elementary School Families!

Posted by anarchistcossack Stand in Solidarity with Whittier Elementary School Families! Prevent CPS from spending $354,000 to demolish a field house. Stock a library for the students instead! UPDATES: Please visit the Whittier Parents’ Committee Facebook page for all the latest.Or contact the parents at comunidadparentwhittier@gmail.com, 773-532-4100 and 312-744-6845. Tuesday, Sept 21 A call for […]

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Teachers and Public Education are Under Attack in Florida

Education reform seems to be the buzzword coming out of all the politicians’ mouths these days, and these words have taken on a menacing form in the case of Florida. In Florida, education reform is supposedly at the bottom of legislation such as HB7189 and SB 6. These companion bills, emerging from the Florida House of Representative and the Senate respectively, claim to have education reform in mind, but are little more than thinly veiled attacks on the teaching profession, and in particularly its unions. While I think there is much to be desired from our public education system, make no mistake about it these bills simply don’t address any of the fundamental problems plaguing our current system

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