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

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

International Labor Action for Rank and File Teachers: In the Fight for Free Public Education — Beware the Union “Leadership”: A.S. Read

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, A.S. Read brings … Continue reading

February 1, 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

New York City School Bus Drivers’ Strike: An Injury to One Is an Injury to All

As the privatization agenda moves forward and attacks teachers and students it’s sometimes forgotten how school support workers are affected.  At least in Oakland, custodial workers have gone years without … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 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
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