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 [...]

No Deal Reached As CTU Strike Continues Into Day 12

By Staff, Unicornriot.ninja -

Over most of the weekend, CPS (Chicago Public Schools) and the CTU were both more muted in their tone online and to the press. Both sides even suggesting they were close to a deal. That changed [...]

Why Are Chicago Teachers Striking Against Mayor Lori Lightfoot? They’ve Been “Lied To” Before.

By Kari Lydersen, Inthesetimes.com -

As a pink sunrise painted the sky on Thursday morning, horns blared seemingly nonstop from semi trucks, commuters’ cars, a concrete mixer and countless other vehicles. They were all supporting [...]

Chicago Teachers Demand Affordable Housing As Strike Begins

More than 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and about 7,500 support staffers represented by Service Employees International Union Local 73 are walking out of schools in the [...]

Chicago Teachers Prepare To Strike

By Catherine Henchek, Liberationnews.org -

The Chicago Teachers Union has been working without a contract since June, and 94 percent of members recently voted to authorize a strike. SEIU Local 73, which represents school workers such as [...]

Chicago Teachers Vote By Wide Margin To Move Toward Strike

By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat.org -

Chicago teachers, clinicians and paraprofessional union members voted by a wide margin to authorize a strike, setting the stage for a walkout less than six months into Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s [...]

Teachers Are More Stressed Out Than You Probably Think

By Steven Singer, Gadflyonthewallblog.com -

When I was just a new teacher, I remember my doctor asking me if I had a high stress job. I said that I taught middle school, as if that answered his question. But he took it to mean that I had [...]

Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Threatens Walmart Boycott Over Gun Sales

By Stephen Gandel, Cbsnews.com -

Walmart could suddenly become a whole lot less busy this back-to-school shopping season. The American Federation of Teachers, the nation's largest teachers union, is threatening to boycott the [...]

Teachers’ Role In The Puerto Rico Uprising

By Jeff Bryant, Independent Media Institute. -

As Americans lament the current sorry state of democracy in Washington, D.C., government by the will of the people was very much alive recently in Puerto Rico, where a prolonged general strike [...]