The Teachers’ Revolt And The Fight For Social Equality

By Staff, WSWS.org -

Like teachers across the US, educators in Detroit are angered over stagnant real income and the indifference of corporate-controlled politicians who will not provide adequate resources to address [...]

Oregon Teachers Are Walking Out, Forcing 600 Schools To Close

By Holly Yan, Cnn.com -

Tens of thousands of frustrated teachers were airing their grievances at protests across the state Wednesday. But unlike with other teacher walkouts, these educators aren't fighting for higher [...]

Privatization Is Fundamentally An Attack On Democracy. The Teachers Strikes Show Why.

By Jeremy Mohler, Inthesetimes.com -

One key feature of the Trump era is a renewed public focus on the issue of democracy. Last year’s congressional elections had the highest midterm voter turnout since 1966. Americans across the [...]

How Teacher Strikes Are Changing

By Madeline Will, Edweek.org -

When West Virginia teachers walked out of their classrooms last month and swarmed the state Capitol in protest, it almost felt like déjà vu. The two-day statewide strike was nearly a year to the [...]

Denver Teachers’ Strike Was A Rejection Of Education ‘Reform’

By Jeff Bryant, Blackagendareport.com -

Former superintendent of Denver Public Schools Michael Bennet pushed privatization measures as well as changes to the ProComp teacher pay program. “I definitely drank the education reform [...]

Teachers Are ‘Ready To Fight,’ Says New Tennessee Coalition Inspired By Strikes In Other States

By Marta W. Aldrich and Laura Faith Kebede, Chalkbeat.org -

Weary of standardized testing and underfunded schools, and alarmed by the prospect of education vouchers and charter expansion in Tennessee, a group of teacher leaders have organized a new [...]

Oakland Teachers Strike Ends With Tentative Deal for Raise

By Jocelyn Glecker, The Associated Press -

Striking teachers in Oakland, California, celebrated after reaching a contract deal Friday with school administrators to end a seven-day walkout. To cheers and applause, union leaders from the [...]

Teachers Asked To Swallow Concessions To Get Pay Hikes

By Daarel Burnette II, Edweek.org -

Fiscally conservative politicians in states such as South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia this year are telling teachers that in order to get the pay raises they've been clamoring for, they'll [...]

Why Is There No Strike Pay For Oakland Teachers?

By Jonathan Burleigh, Wsws.org -

The teachers on strike in Oakland, California, are fighting for increased funding to public education, to secure a living wage, and to put an end to the privatization of schools. The Oakland [...]

Growing Calls For Nation-Wide Struggle As Unions Work To Shut Down Oakland Teachers Strike

By Jospeh Stantolan, Wsws.org -

The strike by over 3,300 Oakland, California teachers begins its third day today. The struggle has won widespread support within the working class of Oakland and across the Bay Area. It is the [...]

Oakland Teachers Strike For Better Pay, Many Students Stay Away From Class

By Ali Tadayon, Eastbaytimes.com -

OAKLAND — Teachers demanding better pay started a strike Thursday that’s expected to continue Friday and possibly longer, forming picket lines at dozens of Oakland public schools, which few [...]

Arts Organizing Lifts Oakland Teachers Strike

By David Solnit, Commondreams.org -

Surrounded by a hundred teachers and supporters painting banners, screen printing fabric picket flags, and learning strike songs, Oakland teachers union president Keith Brown held a press [...]

West Virginia Educators Remain Defiant In Second Day Of Statewide Strike

By Tom Eley, Wsws.org -

Efforts by the unions to declare “victory” after the tabling of the bill and to pressure strikers back to work failed to convince striking educators who remember all too well similar declarations [...]

Oakland Teachers Strike, Joining #RedforEd Movement On Picket Lines

By Candice Bernd, Truthout.org -

Today, teachers in Oakland, California, are joining their #RedforEd counterparts in Los Angeles and across the nation in striking for better working conditions and fully funded schools. The [...]

West Virginia Teachers Walk Out To Oppose Charter Schools

Thousands of teachers and support staff in West Virginia are walking out of schools today and descending on the state capitol in Charleston to oppose legislation that would introduce the state’s [...]