CLASSROOM STRUGGLE

Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

Lessons from San Francisco: How to Build a Militant Teacher Union

Recently, UESF, the SF teachers’ union, faced a defeat in their most recent contract struggle.  Despite strong attempts to organize more militantly, including calls for strike and some work-to-rule actions, … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Update on Dewey

Posted below is our most recent update on Dewey.  We published it a couple weeks ago on the Oakland Local blog.  It’s not fully up to date at this point … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Update and Next Steps to Rebuild Adult Ed

Dear supporters of Classroom Struggle and Public Education in Oakland, We won $1 million dollars for Adult Ed! This is definitely a partial victory, and we should celebrate this, since … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

GO Public Schools’ Proposal Gets an F from OUSD Teacher

We post a fiery letter  from an OUSD teacher who attended GO Public Schools’ event Wednesday night.  There GO and a coalition of other organizations (including SEIU 1021, Youth Together, … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Why Teachers Should Care About the Contract: Aram Mendoza

This is a recent article from our newest newsletter analyzing the OEA contract struggle.  We post it here so you can access the citations and hyperlinks.  Here, Aram Mendoza analyzes … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 1 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

LA High School Fights Against LAUSD’s Scorched-Earth Restructuring

A black, brown, and working class school slated for restructuring.  Years of neglect and mismanagement by the central district.  A top-down, careerist superintendent.  Veteran and outspoken teachers at risk for … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · Leave a comment
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