Education

The Struggle Is Real: Educator Faces School Reopening

Schools and universities across the U.S. are currently preparing their reopening plans for the fall in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. An educator named Josie shares a testimonial on the difficult position many families and educators are in when it comes to schools reopening.

Red (State) Zone: Back to School in Trump Country

School boards are preparing to send teachers, students, and staff back to school even in states that are experiencing a daily rise in Covid-19 cases. A high school teacher in Tennessee explains how her school reopening plan ignores CDC safety guidelines and fails to provide PPE to staff, as well as the challenges of fighting back in a Right to Work state.

Trump’s Call to Reopen Schools Endangers Students, Staff, and Families

Furiously attempting to “reopen the economy,” both Republicans and Democrats are insisting that schools return to face to face teaching while simultaneously slashing the funding that would allow them to do so safely. Once again, the plan is to sacrifice the health of poor and working-class kids, teachers, and their families for a capitalist economy. 

Cuomo: Slashing and Privatizing Education is “The New Normal”

While the working class is increasingly expected by big businesses and the government to absorb all the hardships caused by the coronavirus, the pandemic is now being used to attack one of few social services offered to working-class children in the United States — their right to an education.

“Shock Doctrine” in Higher Ed: Class Struggle in the Pandemic

With the pandemic and economic downturn, faculty are facing the threat of a “shock therapy” in higher education bringing sweeping changes to their working conditions. To meet this crisis, they need to organize for worker and student control of colleges and universities.

Work in the Time of Coronavirus: Living on the Edge of a Cliff

For many, making a living in the United States means taking out substantial debt and working long hours at more than one precarious job. An education worker and playwright speaks out about how the coronavirus outbreak has exacerbated tensions that existed before this crisis.

UCSC Graduate Employees on Strike

For the second time in as many semesters, UCSC graduate employees have defied union bureaucrats, staging wildcat actions to fight for the demands that their union won’t. Such radical actions have the potential to inspire other struggles across the university system.