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Samantha Winslow is a staff writer and organizer for Labor Notes.
Chicago Teachers to Strike for Public Schools and Services
Posted on: Mar 28, 2016, Source: Labor Notes
The Chicago Teachers Union is planning a one-day strike and citywide day of action April 1.
L.A. Teachers Take on Entire Charter School Chain to Fight For Union Rights
Posted on: May 14, 2015, Source: Labor Notes
Educators from Alliance College-Ready Charter Schools want to be able to organize without fear of retaliation from management.
Chicago Teachers Take on Mayor Emanuel and the Democratic Machine
Posted on: Feb 20, 2015, Source: Labor Notes
United Working Families is looking for ways to engage directly with its rank-and-file.
A Teacher Decodes the Common Core
Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: Labor Notes
Here's how the controversial standards, now in force in 45 states, are affecting day-to-day work in the classroom.
How Charter Schools Promote a Two-Tier System of Education
Posted on: Jun 9, 2014, Source: Labor Notes
The push to privatize is creating one set of schools for the haves, and another for the have-nots.
L.A. Teachers Are Engaged in a Visionary Battle Over Much More Than Their Own Wages
Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: Labor Notes
The Union Power slate of activists say the teachers will win community support when they fight for better schools, not just a raise.
Major Charter School Chain's Classrooms Look Like Cubicles for Telemarketers
Posted on: Dec 16, 2013, Source: Labor Notes
Rocketship charter schools are backed by some of the biggest names in the tech world and claim high test scores.
An iPad on Every Desk? A Trojan Horse, Teachers Say
Posted on: Dec 3, 2013, Source: Labor Notes
Teachers and students say the Los Angeles school district’s plan to distribute iPads to every student is nothing more than a way to increase standardized testing.
Are the Chicago School Closings Racist?
Posted on: Mar 27, 2013, Source: Labor Notes
Almost all of the 54 schools targeted for closing serve primarily black and Latino students. All are in poor neighborhoods, affecting 30,000 students and 1,000 teachers.
L.A. Teachers' Union Beats Back Attempt by Bloomberg, Rhee and Murdoch to Buy School Board
Posted on: Mar 11, 2013, Source: Labor Notes
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, not satisfied with pushing his corporate vision on public schools in his own city, was one of many wealthy outside donors, dropping $1 million on the L.A. school board races.
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