“Things That Make White People Uncomfortable”: Michael Bennett’s essential new book asks, “Why does the world even have to be like this?”

Today, my good friend Michael Bennett, former Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle, releases his new book, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable—the memoir/manifesto that he wrote with my other dear friend Dave Zirin. I am going to assume my position as a teacher here and officially assign you homework: read this book! Take notes. …

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We stand in solidarity with Sarah Chambers and the education justice movement

Celebrate national teacher appreciation day today by supporting one of the true champions of social justice education in the country! Below is a statement of solidarity by leading educators around the nation in defense of Sarah Chambers from the trumped up charges levied against her. Help Sarah today by sharing the below statement on social …

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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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The Education of Jesse Hagopian

Erin Middlewood, writing for The Progressive magazine, flew out to Seattle just before the end of the last school year. She spent an afternoon with me in my classroom and then accompanied me that evening to our Black Student Union senior awards banquet that my students had organized to honor our graduating black leaders. Below …

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The Seattle Educators’ Strike for Social Justice: Groundbreaking victories and so much more to fight for

The Seattle Educators’ Strike for Social Justice On Sunday evening, thousands of Seattle Education Association members gathered in a general membership meeting and voted to approve a new contract with the Seattle Public Schools. This vote officially ended the strike by Seattle educators, which began on September 10, 2015, and interrupted the first five days …

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