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California Teachers Take Another Hit From Politicians

California Teachers Take Another Hit From Politicians Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer June 29, 2014
Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer

With Democratic Governor Jerry Brown in office since 2011 and the Democratic Party winning a supermajority in the state legislature in 2012, one might think that organized labor was secure and riding high. At least, that is the impression organized labor projects during campaign season. But the Democratic politicians have used their supermajority to serve […]

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Superman is Already in the Classroom

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Workers Action

Kyle Cooke As a 4th and 5th grade teacher, I was told to watch an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show that dealt with the controversial documentary Waiting for Superman (September 20, 2010). One comment from the show really stood out to me: “… We set them [the students] up for failure.” I completely agree, […]

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The American Federation Of Teachers At The Crossroads

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Workers Action

Allan Fisher The 1.5 million member American Federation of Teachers (AFT) can be a powerful force in opposition to the corporate agenda that has gripped this nation. Tensions over the direction of AFT have been brewing and the 2010 National Convention reflected these philosophical and political divides. The 2010 convention featured a challenge to AFT’s […]

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We Can Win!

Workers Action

“Let us demand real change and insist that California operate in the interests of the majority. And the majority of the people of California, who are ordinary working people, want taxes raised on the rich, for a change, not on themselves. Majority rule does not mean that Democrats should have the right to continue their […]

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