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

News & Chants from OEA Contract Campaign & Anti-Privatization Organizing

Oakland teachers, students & parents have continued strong organizing to fight the proposed privatization of the 5 schools and for a just contract and bottom-up school transformation! See below for the … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

OUSD’s “Strategic Regional Analysis”

Written by Jack Gerson, retired Oakland teacher and union activist Before last Wednesday’s school board meeting began, the board was thoughtful enough to leave several hard copies of a 128-page … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Connecting the dots between Antwan Wilson’s push for Privatization & OUSD’s focus on Article 12 at the Bargaining Table

Some Background information about Article 12 from the OEA FAQ’s: Article 12 of the OEA-OUSD contract covers the rules for filling vacancies and for assigning teachers. Under the current Article … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 13 Comments

Fremont Tigers #ShutItDown! OUSD Will Not Privatize 5 Schools Without A Fight

Fremont High School students interrupted, shut-down and took over tonight’s OUSD community engagement meeting.  Their independent action as students was warmly received by a room full of hundreds of other … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

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
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