Education

A Year In Popular Power #1 – Teacher Strikes and #RedForEd

Episode #1 – Teacher Strikes and #RedForEd Enrique is a high school teacher in North Carolina and participated in a series of actions that built up to a state-wide strike that shut down most of public education in the state. He begins with broader political analysis of the current political moment and goes into the […]

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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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Strike To Win: How the West Virginia Teacher Strike Was Won

The following is a transcribed talk by a West Virginia teacher who was one of several speakers at the Red & Black Party sponsored by the Labor Sector of Black Rose/Rosa Negra and which was held on April 7th at the 2018 Labor Notes Conference in Chicago. Hi everyone, I’m Michael in Monongalia County, that’s […]

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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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An Early Death for the LA Teachers’ Struggle?

 By Zancudo M.  United Teachers Los Angeles, the union for 31,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles, announced late Friday that it had reached a tentative contract settlement with the LA Unified School District in the final hours of mediation. The settlement offer itself is a step forward from what had been on the table […]

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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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