Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

No to the Democrats, the Spearhead of Attacks on Public Education and Teachers Unions

Both national affiliates of the teachers unions (NEA and AFT) have endorsed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary election.  As a result, there has been a nationwide denunciation by both … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Does the OUSD Want To Privatize 5 Schools This Year?

People have been whispering about it since the week before the December break.  Word got out that during the first week of January there would be 5 meetings happening – … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Antwan Wilson wants 5 schools to turn around, and around, and around . . .

Starting this week, the first week of the new year, Fremont, McClymonds, Castlemont, Frick and Brookfield are all having “community meetings” to discuss “improving” the schools.  The reality is that … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

8 Myths of Corporate Deform

Many myths exist that perpetuate the inequalities we deal with in education on a daily basis.  This article and the relatively new book it reviews helps to uncover some of them.  Some … Continue reading

December 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lessons from SF: UESF Teachers Push for Strike Vote in Contract Negotiations

We repost an article below which comes to us from two members of the leftist teacher’s caucus in UESF, EDU (Educators for a Democratic Union).  They and other EDU and … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dewey Academy in Danger of Displacement: Gentrification and the Oakland Unified School District

Dewey Academy in Danger of Displacement: Gentrification and the Oakland Unified School District By Aram Mendoza and N. Finch in collaboration with Dewey teachers   Displacement of long-time, low-income residents … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

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