CLASSROOM STRUGGLE

Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

Time for Public Education Defenders to Go on Offense — by Craig Gordon

I went to a demonstration a few days ago that ended with the popular chant, “I believe that we will win!”  The words pleasantly reverberated in my brain an hour later, as I turned on the TV … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

This is Community Engagement??

To our Supporters: Classroom Struggle has been very busy since the new year challenging and fighting the billionaire privatization agenda of Superintendent Antwan Wilson and the servile school board. We … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · 1 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

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

Youth Organizing in Seattle

One area we try to take seriously in organizing is working with youth.  So it’s always great to see examples of youth stepping up, like this example from Seattle in … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · 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
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