Month: August 2012

Chicago Teachers *UPDATE*

Today the Chicago Teachers Union set a strike date for Monday, September 10th. Check back here often as this story unfolds. Their fight is our fight

Why You Should Be Paying Attention to Chicago

Merit pay, standardized testing based evaluations, privatization of schools, the destruction of public education at the hands of billionaires.  You have been hearing about all of this for quite some time now.  We have been scapegoated as villains across the country.  It… Read More

New Sections Added

Please note that you can now access insurance forms and the form to complete if you have  changed your name or address on this site.  Use the tabs just below the PJSTA header to access the forms.

Link Around

A couple of links for you to check out… This article from the New York Times details the fight between Caterpillar and the International Association of Machinists that was considered a test case in American labor relations.  The article highlights a very good… Read More

Hollywood Takes Another Shot At Educators

Won’t Back Down, a fictional account of parents seeking to transform a school in Pittsburgh, opens in theaters across the nation on Sept. 28. The movie is produced by Walden Media, which produced the notorious Waiting for Superman. Like Superman, Won’t Back Down negatively depicts teachers… Read More