Tag: Public Schools

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.

The photograph shows Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot wearing a mask with the hashtag Stay at Home.

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.

Student wearing mask and hat sits outside on laptop

Massachusetts Teachers Refuse to Enter Unsafe Schools

Teachers across the country are fighting against unsafe school reopenings. In Massachusetts, educators and staff are engaging in work safety actions and refusing to enter school buildings without safety measures guaranteed.

NYC Teachers Were About to Strike… Then Union Leaders Cut a Backroom Deal

On Tuesday, the City of New York and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) announced a handshake deal, made without the input of UFT members, that will allow schools to reopen with in-person instruction in late September. The deal, which was made less than a day before an expected strike authorization vote, does nothing, however, to address the vast majority of the safety problems in schools, and it does not make any inroads in allowing teachers with high-risk family members to teach remotely.

NYC Teachers Must Strike Against Reopening

Mayor de Blasio’s shoddy reopening plan for NYC schools — an attempt to reboot the economy at the expense of working-class families — reflects a total lack of concern for safety that will risk the lives of school staff, children, and the families of anyone who enters a school building. City teachers are discussing and planning for a strike to force remote instruction.

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.

The photograph shows Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot wearing a mask with the hashtag Stay at Home.

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.

Student wearing mask and hat sits outside on laptop

Massachusetts Teachers Refuse to Enter Unsafe Schools

Teachers across the country are fighting against unsafe school reopenings. In Massachusetts, educators and staff are engaging in work safety actions and refusing to enter school buildings without safety measures guaranteed.

NYC Teachers Were About to Strike… Then Union Leaders Cut a Backroom Deal

On Tuesday, the City of New York and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) announced a handshake deal, made without the input of UFT members, that will allow schools to reopen with in-person instruction in late September. The deal, which was made less than a day before an expected strike authorization vote, does nothing, however, to address the vast majority of the safety problems in schools, and it does not make any inroads in allowing teachers with high-risk family members to teach remotely.

NYC Teachers Must Strike Against Reopening

Mayor de Blasio’s shoddy reopening plan for NYC schools — an attempt to reboot the economy at the expense of working-class families — reflects a total lack of concern for safety that will risk the lives of school staff, children, and the families of anyone who enters a school building. City teachers are discussing and planning for a strike to force remote instruction.