Education Workers Have the Power to Win in Toronto
A rank-and-file educational worker who participated in the historic strike earlier this month in Toronto discusses how fellow workers can fight back against the Doug Ford administration and win their demands.
Martin ReillyNovember 20, 2022
‘It’s Devastating’: NYC Schools Face Enormous Budget Cuts
Left Voice publishes an interview with a teacher at New York City’s MS 839, who has been organizing with his school community against the city’s school budget cuts.
Emma LeeJune 20, 2022
Texas Shooting Reveals Insufficiency of Mental Health Care in Schools
In the wake of yet another deadly school shooting, it is imperative to increase the mental health resources available in schools to both provide support for the students that are exposed to such devastating violence and to intervene earlier to prevent such violence from occurring in the first place.
K.S. MehtaJune 1, 2022
“I’ve Never Felt So Powerful”: On the Picket Line of the Minneapolis Educator Strike
Minneapolis teachers enter week 2 of their strike. The atmosphere is electric and teachers are fighting to win. It's a strike for not only teachers, but for the whole community. And in the home of the George Floyd uprising, it is a struggle for Black lives.
Tatiana CozzarelliMarch 15, 2022
Twin Cities Educators Discuss Black Struggle and Workplace Militancy
In the context of a possible teachers strike in the Twin Cities, we spoke with three Minnesota educators about the intersection of Black struggle and workplace mobilization.
Adnan AhmedFebruary 21, 2022
From Puerto Rico to Minnesota, Teachers are Rising Up Again
With inflation continuing to rise, contract struggles, particularly among public sector unions, could become increasingly militant as workers look to regain lost wages. Already, teachers in Puerto Rico and Minnesota are leading the way with strikes, strike votes, and demonstrations.
James Dennis HoffFebruary 15, 2022
Conservatives Want to Ban All My Favorite Books
Conservatives across the country have launched an offensive against the teaching of almost any text that honestly examines or criticizes the history of racism, sexism, and gender oppression in the U.S. In this article, originally published on the Stone Soup Magazine blog, nine year old Emma Hoff defends the right for young people to read what they want and decries conservatives’ attempts to hide the truth from them.
Emma HoffFebruary 1, 2022
A Working-Class Program for Safe School Reopenings
Schools have been at the center of the capitalist strategy to reopen the economy for nearly two years. But the decision to reopen schools shouldn’t be up to the capitalists — it should be decided by the people who live and work within their communities. Here we present a working-class program for safe school reopenings.
Carmin MaffeaJanuary 28, 2022
“I Want to Thank the Staff That Held the Line”: Interview with a Chicago Teacher
Earlier this month, teachers in Chicago voted to resume remote learning rather than return to unsafe working conditions. In response, Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot locked the teachers out of their classes and threatened to stop paying them. After a few days, the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted to suspend the teachers’ action and called them to in person classes. We spoke to a Chicago teacher about this struggle and what it means for educators across the country.
Left VoiceJanuary 17, 2022
French Government Gives Crumbs in Response to Historic Education Strike. The Mobilizations Must Continue and Expand!
Tens of thousands of education workers, students, and parents, took to the streets across France on Thursday, January 13. The government is trying to calm the anger with crumbs, but the chaotic Covid-19 protocols and lack of resources remain unchanged. It’s time to keep up the mobilizations and demand that the unions create a battle plan going forward that will involve the entire working class.
Cécile ManchetteJanuary 15, 2022