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Philly Teachers Return to School, but the Fight for Safe Re-openings Continues

Again and again, Philly’s public school teachers have defied the school district, refusing to come back to unsafe buildings. This week, they won some concessions in a deal to reopen the schools. But major fights lie ahead.

Jason Koslowski

March 5, 2021

Biden is Forcing Schools to Administer Standardized Tests During a Pandemic

The Biden administration is forcing schools to administer standardized tests in the midst of the global pandemic. Last year, Donald Trump waived these tests due to the coronavirus.

Maria Aurelio

February 23, 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 Lee

February 20, 2021

Reflections on Teaching When Your Classroom is 30 Degrees

I take pride in continuing to show up, open the windows, and teach as best I can. Also, it’s freezing.

K.S. Mehta

February 14, 2021

Chicago Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement to Reopen Schools

On Tuesday, Chicago teachers narrowly voted to approve a proposal from the CPS that would have them return to their classrooms over the next several weeks. Though much better than the original reopening plan, even the union leadership admits it is imperfect. A real victory can only come from the organized rank and file. 

James Dennis Hoff

February 11, 2021

Joe Biden is Leading The Battle to Reopen Schools, But Teachers Are Fighting Back

There is bipartisan unity around reopening schools thanks to the alliance between Joe Biden, local officials, and national union leadership. It’s time for teachers to fight.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

February 9, 2021

Philly Teachers Defy Unsafe Reopening

On Monday morning, Philly teachers defied the school district and refused to enter unsafe buildings. More battles lie ahead.

Jason Koslowski

February 9, 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 Lee

February 9, 2021

More Cuts at CUNY: Interview with a Grad Student Worker

Students, faculty, and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) are grappling with another series of cuts by the administration. Left Voice interviewed a graduate student worker who holds multiple part time positions at CUNY to learn more about the austerity being imposed on the university.

Left Voice

February 8, 2021