Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

Commentary on “The mass killings in Newtown”

This is a blog post from a former Oakland teacher reflecting on the Newtown massacre and advocating for a different kind of gun control than that commonly echoed in the … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

The ABC’s of Keeping Teachers (no apologies to the LA Times)

School reconstitution.  Last minute classroom reassignments.  Overbooked class-load assignments.  Constant turnover of the best teachers at your school.  Sounds familiar to you?  If so, this post from a teacher at … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Election 2012: The True Impact on Oakland Schools

Here is a new article by two Oakland educators that explores the recent local and national elections as it relates to public education.  It touches on everything from Proposition 30, … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader from Washington State sends this comment: Here is a satirical “Recipe for How To Change The Nation’s Schools.” I am a…

December 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Resistance to Education Attacks in Mexico: Lessons for Oakland

Here we take a look at a fraction of the Mexican teachers’ union called the CNTE.  La CNTE works within the larger union (the SNTE)–and outside the SNTE in larger … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Chicago Teachers Got Organized to Strike

This article was submitted to us by a teacher friend.  She writes, “The article illustrates in a very simple way what needs to be done to have and be a … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Speaking Truth to Power: Challenging Corporate Money in Elections

The recent Oakland school board elections, where close to 200,000 private sector dollars were dumped into the Great Oakland Public School’s (GOPS) campaign coffers for three candidates, are a perfect … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

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