Andrew Yang: Anti-Union Warrior for School Privatization
Andrew Yang, known for his short-lived 2020 presidential run, is one of the leading candidates for November’s mayoral race in New York City. Despite his supposedly progressive leanings, his support of charter schools and school choice, and his hostility toward teachers unions, reveal his alignment with the capitalist status quo.
Emma LeeApril 9, 2021
Mayor Lori Lightfoot: No Friend of Chicago Teachers
After reaching an agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union for an improved but insufficient reopening plan, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has shown her true colors when it comes to the labor movement and democratizing Chicago Public Schools.
Emma LeeFebruary 20, 2021
“Maladjusted” Mae Mallory: Neither Scraps nor Crumbs
Mae Mallory’s lifelong battles for Black liberation began in the Harlem public schools and extended far beyond. Her resistance to categorization and insistence on internationalism set her apart from better-known activists of her day, and her legacy demands us to reckon with the stories we have inherited about the civil rights movement.
Emma LeeFebruary 15, 2021
Pennsylvania Teachers Prepared to Strike Amid Stalled Contract Negotiations
Teachers in Mars, Pennsylvania are prepared to strike if a fair contract is not reached by February 19.
Emma LeeFebruary 9, 2021