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Gage Skidmore

The notoriously conservative, right-to-work state has proven to be fertile ground for market-based education reform policies—and teacher discontent. Read more

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New governor Ron DeSantis is the ultimate #FloridaMan. His political games are an insult to the children, teachers, and parents who are the heart and soul of our public schools. Read more

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Joeff Davis

It’s easy to glamorize the seeming spontaneity of a “strike wave” and miss the long processes of union organizing. Read more

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Jose M. Osorio MCT

“Our destination is equity and we will challenge anyone who places themselves in our way.” Read more

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Charles Edward Miller

“I experience the disinvestment in public schools on a daily basis.” Read more

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The picketing GM workers and impending Chicago Teachers Union action suggest a dramatic revival of striking as a tactic. Read more

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The union is still fighting to restore the damage caused by a decade of austerity measures, layoffs, and budget cuts. Read more

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Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico

A conversation with the union and movement leader on toppling the governor and “proving the impossible” in Puerto Rico. Read more

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Isabel Marshall

Skyrocketing insurance costs generated a national wave of teacher strikes last year. Now, Minnesota educators head into a new school year ready to fight for affordable health care. Read more

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Phil Roeder

Broad support for the wave teacher strikes has candidates jostling each other step up on public education. Read more

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“My labor is mine and mine alone to give or withhold, Siegel tells me. “This day of action is a small step toward waking up the working class to the real power they possess when they organize and act in solidarity.” Read more

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U.S. Air Force/Timothy Taylor

The discord and confusion in the state, which has the highest test refusal rate in the nation, was compounded by a large online system crash almost immediately after testing began April 2. Read more

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The second-largest teachers union in America is building on labors momentum with a new nationwide campaign. Read more

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UTLA

Will a new quintet of bills be sufficient to appropriately regulate California’s charters? Read more

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Macleay

“A tremendous thank you to our beautiful city from the teachers of Oakland. Let’s do this again tomorrow!” Read more

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Teachers in the school district that was supposed to be the model for education reform just rebelled—and won. Read more

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Karen Vittetoe

Over the last half century, Denver teachers have struck three times for better working conditions and provisions for students. So why did we have to fight the same fight in 2019? Read more

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Rachel Levy

The movement has kicked off thanks to the efforts of an big-tent organization that has embraced all types of teachers, education professionals, and community members. Read more

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Daniel Olsen

More than 80 percent of teachers have cast a ballot — the highest turnout in the union’s history — and 95 percent have voted to authorize a strike. Read more

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Ted Eytan

With a spotlight on the U.S. city with the highest concentration of charters, lawmakers have leverage to take on the famously pro-privatization Secretary of Education. Read more

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