The War on Public School Teachers New Unions, New Alliances, New Politics

From:  the Bullet Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 854 July 22, 2013 Michael D. Yates Michael D. Yates is Associate Editor of Monthly Review and Director of Monthly Review Press. This article appeared on his blog CheapMotels and a Hotplate.org. The U.S. working-class was slow to respond to the hard times it faced during and […]

Open Letter from 73 Business Leaders, Feb 2013 supporting common core standards and the decimation of education

  From the NY Times opinion section: full page add http://www.achievethecore.org/business-speaks-for-the-core#letter   This ran as a full page in the NY Times.  It is hand to hand combat now! What are the Common Core State Standards? In 2010, 46 states and the District of Columbia adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a set of […]

Building a Solidarity Union: What we can learn

From Labor Notes December 10, 2012 / Anna Kurhajec   Learning from those who build movements is crucial!  In this article Anna Kurhajec tells the story of such movement building and what we might learn. Danny Weil Union members in Illinois joined with a local organization to oppose a jail expansion. They’ve discovered that solidarity with […]

NEA leader says social justice key to teacher unionism

There is little doubt that what American workers need right now are working people’s organizations that can serve as forums for struggle.  This once occured within unions but the union movement in this country has been severely compromised by virulent right wing attacks and a clubby union leadership wishing access to power. Bob Peterson, the […]

People's School at Lakeview Elementary School in Oakland California Says "Fight Continues", Announces Next Steps

Early Tuesday morning, on what would have been the 18th day of the Sit-in and 12th day of the People’s School, OUSD police and other Oakland area police forces raided the encampment and school. While participants were allowed to remove their items, the police arrested a parent as well as a former Lakeview student, and […]

Saying "No" to Transnational corporate Pearson and their privatized testing scams: Parents and children rally against Pearson

Picture of Iris Culver, an 11-year-old fifth-grader, wearing a pineapple costume she made with her friend, Asha Karmen-Chan, 10, who stands to her right. The students were protesting standardized testing outside Pearson’s Midtown office on June 7th, 2012.  The parents and children who attended the rally came from some of the 61 elementary and middle […]

BAMN: Catherine Ferguson Academy School in Detroit still struggling school closure

  If you have not heard of the Catherine Ferguson Academy School in Detroit, the attempt to close the school and the fight to keep it open which is now winning you should. I have written much about the issue at Daily Censored and you can  simply use our search engine and type in the name […]

The entire California Adult School System faces extinction: Mobilize to stop it the closures June 12th

The ugly face of privatization and financialization are not turned solely at our nation’s youth.  The loaded guns also have their sites set on doing away with adult public education. Going back to school to sharpen your skills, take the class you always wanted, develop your potential, become a better citizen by sharpening your critical […]

VOICE OF DETROIT: The city's independent newspaper, unbossed and unbought

Picture of the march to save Catherine Ferguson Academy in Detroit Voice of Detroit is an independant news zine out of Detroit.  You can read more about Detroit teachers, schools, parents and the struggle to save public education from the pernicious privatizers. You can find them at:  http://voiceofdetroit.net/