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Stories by James Cersonsky
James Cersonsky is a Philadelphia-based writer and activist. Follow him on Twitter: @cersonsky.
GOP’s Enron-esque Higher Ed Plan: Fire Tenured Faculty to Fund Student Dorms
Posted on: Jan 15, 2014, Source: Salon
In Gov. Tom Corbett's Pennsylvania, if it’s public and it’s education, burn it down!
5 Ways Student Debt Resistance Is Taking Off
Posted on: Oct 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet
As student debt skyrockets, the movement to resist it is spreading.
6 Ways That Workers Are Being Treated Like Machines
Posted on: Aug 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet
From “shared services” to “value-added” teaching, companies are experimenting with new schemes that turn workers into cogs.
TFA Teachers and Alumni Continue to Challenge Its Influence
Posted on: Aug 16, 2013, Source: The American Prospect
Last month, activists launched the first national campaign against the organization — which isn't backing down anytime soon.
A Challenge to Teach For America's Corporate Orientation, From Those on the Inside
Posted on: Jul 16, 2013, Source: The American Prospect
This summer, alumni and current teachers are coordinating to challenge TFA's "centrality in the corporate-backed, market-driven, testing-oriented movement in urban education."
Workers' Greatest Power Over Owners and Bosses? The Ability to Stop Work and Walk Out
Posted on: Jun 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Author Joe Burns discusses this year’s electric fast food and retail strikes and what organized labor can learn from them.
Where Are the Student Voices in the Gun Control Debate?
Posted on: Jan 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet
In the wake of Newtown, students are upping the fight against racial injustice in school discipline.
How Organized Labor Helped Win Marriage Equality in Maryland and Washington--And What We Can Learn
Posted on: Apr 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The labor and LGBT rights movements are natural allies, and have won some key victories working together.
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