Over the 2018-2019 summer, DAE held four study sessions where members and other public education supporters were able to dig into material about the Labor Movement and Teacher Unions. Participants discussed the history of teacher unionism, the position of teacher unions within the larger labor movement, and envision a new public education system where our students have the schools they deserve.
Below are the links to the articles discussed (courtesy Carlos Pérez)
- Teach Freedom! https://truthout.org/articles/william-ayers-teach-freedom/
- A Century of Teacher Organizing: https://www.lawcha.org/century-teaching-organizing/
- CORE history (p.87-95): https://s3.amazonaws.com/stateinnovation-uploads/uploads/asset/asset_file/Class_Action_-_An_Activist_Teachers_Handbook.pdf
- What’s behind the teachers strikes?: http://labornotes.org/blogs/2018/05/whats-behind-teachers-strikes
During the 2019 summer, DAE continued the study sessions (above), added an additional article, and held a second set of session on the book Red State Revolt: The Teachers’ Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics by Eric Blanc.
The added article Women are leading the wave of strikes in America. Here’s why.
For more information about the Labor Movement, Teacher Unionism, and Political Education, contact Carlos Pérez at firstname.lastname@example.org