Book Review: Education Justice

By Larry Kuehn, Director of Research, BC Teachers’ Federation The appointment of Betty DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education aroused considerable opposition. Many of those challenging her were acting on the subtitle of Howard Ryan’s book, “organizing against the corporate juggernaut.” Education Justice is a rewarding… Read More

There is no substitute for solidarity

By Ben Sichel Teachers in Ontario found reason to celebrate recently. In 2012, the Ontario Liberal government passed the “Putting Students First Act,” a bill which imposed contracts on teachers and effectively took away their right to strike. This April, the Ontario Superior Court ruled that this… Read More

Inside the Chicago Teachers’ Strike

by Sarah Chambers, member of the Chicago Teachers Union executive board, and Micah Uetricht, author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity The Chicago Teachers Union is going on strike today. But they aren’t going alone. The union struck in 2012, claiming to fight not… Read More