The War on Teachers: Pick a Side

In Chicago, the teachers' strike was hugely popular. In the national media, it was maligned.

By Joel Bleifuss

In September, as picket lines of teachers in red T-shirts filled Chicago’s streets, the majority of Chicagoans were cheering on Karen Lewis, the president of the radically democratic Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). Members of the national media, however, were wringing their hands, worried [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

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    Corruption in education has been a long-standing matter across many of the nation’s largest public schools districts, inclusive Chicago. The fact that corporate education reformers are taking advantage of this weakness to capitalize on the public money trough of public education is no surprise. It was bound to happen by predatory financial investors in a large way, and is nothing new if one looks at the testing, consulting, and publishing industries that were already milking these systems to the hilt. But the attack on teachers by these same reformers is backfiring as more information comes to light and is shared. Here is an informative essay on what levels of corruption we are speaking of:…

    Posted by Luis Gabriel Aguilera on Oct 19, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Thanks for this interview, Mr. Bleifuss.

    Posted by Lydia on Oct 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    The governor of Utah maligns the teachers. He’s in the pocket of the corporations as well. Time for an overthrow of the corporate creeps.

    Posted by Aneesia on Oct 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM