Educators’ Safety Struggle Rekindles Collective Workplace Action

By James Kerr, Labor Notes. -

United Kingdom - Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously said that “a week is a long time in politics.” In early January, even a week was too long, as current Prime Minister Boris [...]

Teachers Deride Fans, Rally Outside Schools

By Jack Tomczuk, Philly Metro. -

Andrea McLaughlin, a second grade teacher, is afraid to return to her school, F.S. Edmonds Elementary in Northwest Philadelphia, because she doesn’t know what she will find. She, and many [...]

Philadelphia Educators To Defy District

By Douglas Lyons and Samuel Davidson, WSWS. -

Thousands of Philadelphia public school teachers are set to defy their district’s order to return to classrooms Monday. They will instead work virtually. This week marks the third attempt by the [...]

Chicago Teachers’ Struggle At A Crossroads

By Alexander Fangmann, WSWS. -

The drive to reopen Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third largest school district in the country, has become a pitched battle between educators and the state apparatus, the latter backed up by [...]

Victimized Teacher Speaks Out Against Deadly School Reopening

By Michael Walters, WSWS. -

Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ordered 5,800 teachers to return for in-person instruction at the beginning of January. Teachers who refused to return to [...]

Corporate Media Bash Teachers Unions For Resisting School Reopenings

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

The seven-day average COVID death toll hit an all time high yesterday, with over 3,400 Americans expected to die on any given day. Educator cases are on the rise. Studies have shown that children [...]

Strikes Loom For Public Schools

By Jaisal Noor, The Real News. -

Across the country, a growing number of students, teachers, and parents are resisting pressure to return to the classroom before all teachers and students are vaccinated—and in Baltimore, [...]

Florida Teachers Face Setback In Fight For Safe Schools

By Ari Odzer, NBC Miami. -

The Broward Teachers Union’s fight to secure work-from-home orders for about 1,100 teachers seems to have ended with an arbitrator’s decision. The BTU filed a lawsuit against Broward County [...]

Chicago Schools Chief Threatens To Lock Out Teachers Who Don’t Return

By George Gallanis, WSWS. -

As Chicago educators continue to vote on a Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) resolution in support of teaching remotely, and to strike only in the event of retaliation from the school district, [...]

Training Bias Out Of Teachers

By Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week. -

This summer, the Des Moines, Iowa, public schools held a series of anti-racist town hall meetings in the wake of the police-led killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the [...]

Teachers Are On A Tightrope With No Safety Net

By Emily James, Nation of Change. -

After more than a month into New York City’s experiment with reopening schools in a hybrid format that has students alternating between classrooms and their homes, teacher Sapphira Hendrix still [...]

Voters Pass A Tax On The Rich To Pay Teachers More

By Austin Walker, KVOA. -

Marana, AZ - Prop 208, Invest in Ed, passed. A 3.5 percent tax increase will be applied to any individual making more than $250,000 a year or if a household makes more than $500,000 a year. [...]

Bad Leadership Is Plunging Public Schools Into A Crisis

By Jeff Bryant, The Progressive. -

Michael Barbour, a professor at Touro University California and an expert on K-12 online learning, believes that more than half of the nation’s school superintendents “should be fired.” His [...]

Teacher’s Viral Arrest Helped Stop Evictions

By Keith Schnabel, Midwest Socialist. -

Sophia Lukatya is a Chicago Public Schools teacher. She organizes with the Chicago Teachers Union and is a member of Democratic Socialists of America. During the Lift The Ban Coalition’s protests [...]

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 [...]