What Does A “Safe Return” To School Look Like?

By Lois Weiner and Jackson Potter, In These Times. -

Demands for stu­dents and edu­ca­tors to return to in-per­son school­ing dur­ing the pan­dem­ic are com­ing from Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans, both claim­ing the return is nec­es­sary not just to [...]

‘Broken Windows’ Approach To Teaching Is Breaking Our Schools

By Victoria Theisen-Homer, Independent Media Institute. -

In the fight for racial justice, teachers have a heavy job, for schools are both microcosms of, and preparation for, society. Because teachers serve as significant adult figures in children’s [...]

Teachers Organize As COVID-19 Outbreaks At Schools Concealed

By Evan Blake, WSWS. -

Using the fraudulent pretext of “protecting medical privacy,” a growing number of states and school districts across the United States are deliberately concealing information from the public on [...]

New York Teachers Union To Strike Against School Reopening

By Telesur English. -

Despite Donald Trump's administration pressure for schools reopening, several states and institutions postponed the resume of learning activities or issued not-in-person strategies due to new [...]

Utah Teachers Oppose Schools Reopening

By Alyssa Faith and Summer Autumn, Worker's World. -

School districts across Utah are planning to open with in-person classes for the start of the new school year, despite the state having twice the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus as they [...]

Teachers Union Plans Strategy To Resist Unsafe School Re-Openings

By Mike Elk, PayDay Report. -

As the recession delivers severe budget cuts to education, many teachers are worried they won’t be able to re-open schools safely, which has left some considering the possibility of a [...]

Outraged Over Inept School Reopening Push, Teachers Ready #RedForEd Resurrection

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams. -

As teachers and parents across the U.S. continue to express outrage over the federal government's demand that public schools fully reopen in the next few weeks for the fall semester, some [...]

Rally Protests Anti-Racist Teacher’s Suspension

By Lyn Neeley, Workers.org. -

Milton, MA - Hundreds rallied on Juneteenth (June 19) in Milton, Mass., calling for an end to systemic racism in school curriculum and voicing support for Zakia Jarrett, an African-American [...]

Educators Have Opportunity To Revolutionize Education For All Students

By Tussanee Reedboon, Truthout. -

Imagine a world where the exam would already be translated in multiple languages and students were able to use grammar and dictionary tools. An exam with more manageable time requirements and [...]

In The Classroom That Zoom Built

By Belle Chesler, Tom Dispatch. -

Do you hear that silence? That’s the absence of footsteps echoing through our nation’s public school hallways. It’s the silence of teaching in a virtual space populated with students on mute [...]

Wayne State Teachers Protest Mass Firings

By Jamie McQuaid, Workers World. -

On Feb. 26, nearly 100 lecturers, graduate instructors, students and allied workers marched through Wayne State University’s main campus in Detroit to protest the mass firing of lecturers, who [...]

A Rank-and-File Teachers’ Movement Takes On Asbestos And Lead In Schools

By Mindy Isser, Truthout.org -

A militant caucus within the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is showing how, with rank-and-file leadership, unions can be a powerful force for fighting deep-rooted environmental injustice. [...]

More Than 15,000 Indiana Teachers Walk Off Job

By George Marlowe, WSWS. -

More than 15,000 Indiana teachers rallied Tuesday at the Indianapolis State Capitol building against low pay and the bipartisan attacks on public education. Teachers and educators walked off the [...]

Why Striking Teachers Across America Are Fighting for Much More Than Their Paychecks

By Jeff Bryant, Inequality.org -

While national news outlets hail the conclusion of a historic teacher strike in Chicago, another important story often overlooked by national reporters is the ongoing struggle to defend public [...]

Chicago Teachers Union Attempting To Ram Through Tentative Agreement Over Widespread Opposition

By Kristina Betinis, Wsws.org -

On Wednesday night, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) House of Delegates approved a tentative agreement that betrays all the aspirations of the 24,000 teachers who have been on strike for ten [...]