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When the Oakland Unified School District announced that they would be closing 24 out of Oakland’s 87 schools at the same time as the teachers began preparing for a strike in February, they essentially declared...

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After a six day strike, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) on Tuesday, January 22, ratified a new contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). This was the biggest and most important strike...

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“They want us to fail…the schools, the teachers, the students. So they can push students into charter schools. So they can make money. We’ve had it. Enough is enough!”- Los Angeles teacher on strike. January...

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Building on our coverage from West Virginia and Oklahoma, two Socialist Alternative (SA) members from Los Angeles drove to Phoenix to learn about and participate in the Arizona teachers’ six-day strike that yielded $400 million...

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Public education will continue to see tough times under recently appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. DeVos’s corporate right-wing agenda will be disastrous for public education. Unfortunately, the corporate takeover of public education has been...

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On September 29, the House of Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union voted to give their employer, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) legal notice of an open-ended strike to begin on Tuesday, October 11. After 400...

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Teachers in the Detroit Public Schools have organized a series of sickouts this school year, most recently on May 2-3. This action successfully shut down 94 of the city’s 97 public schools and brought national...

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A New York City Teacher Teaching is the best job in the world. The clichés are true: Educating a young person is infinitely rewarding. Well, wouldn’t it be nice if the majority of the teaching...

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Progressive workers around the US breathed a sigh of relief two months ago following the announcement that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker had ended his presidential campaign. For the people of Wisconsin, the announcement was bittersweet,...

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Teachers Wage Bold Fight The 5,000 members of the Seattle Education Association (SEA) organized their first strike in three decades to start the new school year. While school districts across the country are facing federal...

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