The Future of Our Schools

The Future of Our Schools

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In The Future of Our Schools, lifelong teacher union activist Lois Weiner explains why teachers who care passionately about teaching and social justice need to unite. She argues that putting energy into efforts to self-govern and transform teacher unions is desperately needed. Drawing on research, her experience as a public school teacher and as a union activist, Weiner explains how to build the type of teachers unions that are desperately needed by the public education system.Nowhere is the suicidal trajectory of narrow business unionism in education more obvious than in New York City, home of the largest ... impact on stu- dents; they mandate (but do not fund) direct guidance counselor services for every child in the New York City schools. ... is unable to win even modest improvements in salary or working con- ditions for city teachers without appealing to the state legislature.

Title:The Future of Our Schools
Author:Lois Weiner
Publisher:Haymarket Books - 2012


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