Barbara Madeloni is the Education Coordinator at Labor Notes. She recently served as president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and is a longtime writer and educator.
How West Virginia Teachers Went on Strike Again and Defeated a School Privatization Bill
“Don’t start those buses tomorrow,” said Joe White, executive director of the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association. He was announcing the second statewide education strike in West Virginia... MORE
Working · February 22, 2019
LA Teachers Didn’t Just Win Their Strike—They Beat Back School Privatizers
In a joyful, rain-drenched strike, 34,000 Los Angeles teachers won things no union has ever won. They forced Superintendent Austin Beutner, a former investment banker, to accept concessions even on topics he had previously... MORE
Working · February 1, 2019
Want More Proof Teachers’ Strikes Work? Look to Washington State.
Fifteen districts started the school year on strike in Washington state—the latest to ride the West Virginia wave. “For my whole life I thought this was just the way it... MORE
Working · September 26, 2018