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

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

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

All Out for Oakland Schools! Tomorrow, Wedn., 5:30 @ Board Meeting!

Join Oakland parents, teachers, and students in Adult Ed and K-12 tomorrow to demand: Save and rebuild adult education! Grant teachers a fair contract! Reduce Special Ed Case Loads! Rally … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Connecting the Dots: Bay Area Millionaires Buying School Board Elections Across the Country

A little while ago we wrote about how corporate money has been rolling into school board elections across the country, upturning normally low-key, local affairs and twisting them towards corporate … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Garbage Science: Teacher Evaluation by Test Scores and Some Ideas for Stopping Them in Oakland

Some of you might have already seen the shocking results in the New York Times today.  Apparently, all the teacher evaluations programs pushed on school districts by Obama’s Race To … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

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
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