Posts Tagged ‘teachers’

Florida’s sweeping definition of anti-Semitism limits teachers’ freedom to discuss Palestine

The political bias in that statute stands out as if written with neon lights. Anyone can see that the statute is a desperate attempt to squelch fair comment and insulate the Zionist entity from well-deserved criticism. → Applying a double standard to Israel by requiring behavior of Israel that is not expected or demanded of […]

Democrats Must Choose Between Teachers And Charter Schools

Democrats Must Choose Between Teachers And Charter Schools Above Photo: New Jersey Sen. and 2020 Democratic hopeful Cory Booker. (Senate Democrats / Flickr) For years, the safe havens for education policy debate in the Democratic Party have been expanding pre-K programs and providing more affordable college, but in the current presidential primary contest, another consensus issue has […]

New Zealand teachers hold country’s largest education strike, day before ‘wellbeing’ budget

Tens of thousands of New Zealand teachers walked off the job on Wednesday in protest as they called for higher pay and shorter hours in the country’s largest ever education strike. Almost 50,000 secondary and primary school teachers joined the strike, according to their unions, closing schools around the nation. The strike came a day […]

The Teachers’ Revolt And The Fight For Social Equality

The Teachers’ Revolt And The Fight For Social Equality Above Photo: Lesław Kopecki. Teachers Strike | Poland 2019 Like teachers across the US, educators in Detroit are angered over stagnant real income and the indifference of corporate-controlled politicians who will not provide adequate resources to address the needs of our students. Three years ago, Detroit teachers […]

Oregon Teachers Are Walking Out, Forcing 600 Schools To Close

Oregon Teachers Are Walking Out, Forcing 600 Schools To Close Above Photo: Screenshot/Beme (CNN)It’s national Teacher Appreciation Week, but you wouldn’t know that by talking to teachers in Oregon. Tens of thousands of frustrated teachers were airing their grievances at protests across the state Wednesday. But unlike with other teacher walkouts, these educators aren’t fighting for higher […]

Cell Tower Removed from School After Multiple Students and Teachers Diagnosed with Cancer

Ripon, CA — As 5G technology begins to roll out across the country, it is being met by a massive wave of resistance over concerns that it can cause health problems. While 5G is still relatively new, concerns over 4G and older technology still persist as well. A school in California […]

4 Children & 2 Teachers Diagnosed With Cancer: Parents Blame The Cell Tower On Campus

The Facts: Susan Manewech describes her experience with extraterrestrial or extradimensional beings as a child and how they tested her to find out what her empathy levels were. Reflect On: How does the reality of ET life or life beyond human beings change your understanding of our reality? How much have you looked into the […]

Privatization Is Fundamentally An Attack On Democracy. The Teachers Strikes Show Why.

Privatization Is Fundamentally An Attack On Democracy. The Teachers Strikes Show Why. Above Photo: Charter schools are anti-democratic by nature. (Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) One key feature of the Trump era is a renewed public focus on the issue of democracy. Last year’s congressional elections had the highest midterm voter turnout […]

Teachers Asked To Swallow Concessions To Get Pay Hikes

Teachers Asked To Swallow Concessions To Get Pay Hikes   Above Photo: Protesters turn out against a bill in the West Virginia legislature that would have bundled teacher pay raises in a bill that would also expand charters and other elements unpalatable to many teachers in the state. —Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP Tough choices […]

Why Is There No Strike Pay For Oakland Teachers?

Why Is There No Strike Pay For Oakland Teachers? Above Photo: National Nurses United/Flickr The teachers on strike in Oakland, California, are fighting for increased funding to public education, to secure a living wage, and to put an end to the privatization of schools. The Oakland Education Association (OEA), however, is bargaining for a pittance, a […]

Growing Calls For Nation-Wide Struggle As Unions Work To Shut Down Oakland Teachers Strike

Growing Calls For Nation-Wide Struggle As Unions Work To Shut Down Oakland Teachers Strike Above Photo: National Nurses United/Flickr The strike by over 3,300 Oakland, California teachers begins its third day today. The struggle has won widespread support within the working class of Oakland and across the Bay Area. It is the latest expression of the […]

West Virginia Teachers Walk Out To Oppose Charter Schools

West Virginia Teachers Walk Out To Oppose Charter Schools Above Photo: Striking teachers in February 2018 A year since statewide strike Thousands of teachers and support staff in West Virginia are walking out of schools today and descending on the state capitol in Charleston to oppose legislation that would introduce the state’s first charter schools and […]

Union Rushing To End Denver Teachers Strike

Union Rushing To End Denver Teachers Strike Above Photo: Denver teachers rallying Tuesday Denver teachers were on the picket lines Wednesday for the third day, but the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and the school district are moving quickly to reach a deal to end the strike. A joint statement released Wednesday night by DCTA President […]

Virginia Teachers Protest Low Pay At Capitol Rally

Virginia Teachers Protest Low Pay At Capitol Rally Above Photo: Clary Carleton, center, Richmond Public Schools teacher, and her two children, Holden, 10, and Huxley, 7, attend a march as Virginia educators and supporters gather to call for more education spending in Richmond, Va., Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) RICHMOND, […]

Teachers In Denver, Oakland And Chicago Move Toward Strikes, Others Protest

Who will pay for a 5 percent raise, smaller classes, and more nurses, librarians, and counselors for the Chicago public schools? “Rich people,” Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Gates told the press. Their contract expires in June. Meanwhile, fresh off the first charter school strike in history, the union set a February 5 strike […]

Some Early Lessons From The Los Angeles Teachers Strike

Corporate media absolutely won’t tell you this, but this year’s Los Angeles teachers strike is the latest chapter in the long running struggle against the privatization of public education in the US. With massive public support, 30,000 teachers have voted a settlement that increases their wages a little, brings back nurses, librarians and counselors to […]

Los Angeles Teachers Strike To Defend Public Schools From The Privatizers

Los Angeles Teachers Strike To Defend Public Schools From The Privatizers Above Photo: Los Angeles teachers began a long-anticipated strike in the nation’s second-largest school district. They’re fighting for smaller classes, more nurses, librarians, and counselors, and “to defend the civic institution of public education” from privatization. Photo: Chris Brooks Last spring a teacher uprising […]

Los Angeles Teachers Strike In Second Largest School District In US

Los Angeles Teachers Strike In Second Largest School District In US Above Photo: From Wsws.org. Part of the rally in Oakland More than 33,000 teachers in Los Angeles, California went on strike Monday morning, setting up picket lines at more than 1,200 public schools in the second largest school district in the US. Teachers are demanding […]

Nation’s Top Teachers Will Hold ‘Teach In’ at Child Detention Camp

The upcoming protest at the Tornillo, Texas detention camp is organized by Mandy Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, who teaches newly arrived refugee and immigrant students in Washington state. When she met President Donald Trump at the White House in a May ceremony, Manning gave him a stack of letters from her immigrant students. […]

Iranian teachers call on UN to stop crimes in Yemen

FNA – Teachers from different districts of Tehran congregated in front of the United Nations (UN) office in Tehran to protest against the ongoing slaughter in Yemen, and voice their support for the war-stricken people of the Arab country. Tens of teachers from different districts of Tehran gathered in front of the UN office in […]

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