“We’re tired of being bullied, belittled and betrayed…”

“We’re tired of being bullied, belittled and betrayed. We have done everything asked of us, yet we continue to be vilified and treated with disrespect.” -Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union I think the above statement is one that we can all get behind. If a settlement is not reached by September 10th …

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 seems a day can’t go by without coming across another story about how …

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 reason why we need to protect the Triborough Amendment and to have a …

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 and their unions, and is already being used by so-called “reformers” — Michelle …