Teachers and Parents of Puerto Rico Launch Historic Strike & Boycott against Standardized Testing: “We want a just, equitable world for our children.”

Today, my third grade son is supposed to take the Common Core high-stakes test, "Smarter Balanced," at his school here in Seattle. He decided, however, that he would rather do a research project about a leader who has helped to make the world better. So my wife and I are writing the opt out letter …

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Puerto Rican Teachers’ May Day Strike Brutalized By Police: “We resisted. We will prevail!”

In the spirit of May Day, International Workers Day, the unionized educators of Puerto Rico went out on strike against mass school closures, layoffs, and the school privatization. These members of the Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico were joined by students and community members, as a sea of tens of thousands of people wearing red …

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Police Attack Protesting Puerto Rican Teachers: Solidarity Against Disaster Capitalist Schooling

Thousands of teachers have been striking and protesting for school funding around the U.S.—from West Virginia to Oklahoma to Kentucky and Arizona and beyond. But many people are unaware of the ongoing struggles of the Puerto Rican educators. At the end of last week, police pepper sprayed members of the Puerto Rican teachers union (FMPR) …

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Livestream the Revolt: Educators in Solidarity with Oklahoma Strikers

LIVESTREAM "Educators in Revolt: Solidarity with Oklahoma," is a forum taking place in Seattle at the King Country Labor Temple on Saturday March 31st.  This forum will feature educators from West Virginia, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Seattle who have been leading strikes and mass protests to defend teachers and public education.  The forum will be livestreamed  …

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“Turning the Streets Into Our Classroom”: Vote for May Day Strike!

Published by The South Seattle Emerald by Jesse Hagopian  By Wednesday this week every school in Seattle will have held a union vote to decided if our Seattle Education Association (SEA) should go out on strike on May Day—International Worker’s Day—to demand full funding for education, to support our immigrant students, and to defend union …

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