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Detroit Teachers Fight Back! Teachers Shut Down Schools to Fight for Restoration of Democracy and Defend Public Education

Detroit Teachers Fight Back! Teachers Shut Down Schools to Fight for Restoration of Democracy and Defend Public Education

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE The “Snyder flu” sickout has become Detroit’s most dynamic action to defend our civil rights and our public schools. And there is only one remedy that can cure the “Snyder flu”: restore the democratic rights of the people of Detroit, terminate Snyder’s regime of Emergency Manager takeovers, and stop [...]

January 13, 2016 BAMN Featured, Fighting Racism, Labor Movement, Public Education, Saving Art & Music, Social Justice, Stop School Closings 0

Return Dr. Iris Stevenson to Crenshaw High School NOW!

Return Dr. Iris Stevenson to Crenshaw High School NOW!

SIGN THE PETITION! The Los Angeles school district has placed world-renowned music teacher Dr. Stevenson in teacher jail on secret charges related to taking Crenshaw High School’s choir to perform before President Obama. STOP LAUSD’s policy of driving out its most beloved and successful teachers! Return Dr. Iris Stevenson to her Post as Head of [...]

March 16, 2014 Ronald Cruz Featured, Fighting Racism, Labor Movement, Magnet Schools, Magnet Schools, Public Education, Saving Art & Music, Social Justice, Stop School Closings 0

BAMN runs for leadership of national teachers union

BAMN runs for leadership of national teachers union

Below is the election flyer for leadership of the National Education Association, by leaders of the Equal Opportunity Now/BAMN caucus of the NEA: Elect EON/BAMN Candidates Tania Kappner and Mark Airgood! Defend the Right to Public Education for ALL Students! Get Rid of Arne Duncan and Stop the Privatization of Public Education! It’s Time for [...]

July 6, 2013 Ronald Cruz Featured, Fighting Racism, Labor Movement, Magnet Schools, Magnet Schools, Public Education, Saving Art & Music, Social Justice, Stop School Closings 1

VIDEO: Yvette Felarca Speech Against Anti-Student, Pro-Privatization Edmond Heatley as Berkeley’s Next Superintendent

VIDEO: Yvette Felarca Speech Against Anti-Student, Pro-Privatization Edmond Heatley as Berkeley’s Next Superintendent

“Tying teacher pay to student test scores is a New Jim Crow policy in the making.” (Transcript of speech below.) On September 12, 2012, before the Berkeley Board of Education meeting, Yvette Felarca — head of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers’ Equal Opportunity Now (EON) caucus, BAMN national organizer, and teacher at Berkeley’s Martin Luther [...]

September 13, 2012 Ronald Cruz Featured, Fighting Racism, Labor Movement, Magnet Schools, Magnet Schools, Public Education, Saving Art & Music, Social Justice, Stop School Closings 0

BAMN Students Recount Fight to Save Music Program at Their School

BAMN Students Recount Fight to Save Music Program at Their School

BAMN student organizers Porsha Jackson and Leroy Lewis gave a great interview as part of NPR’s series on public education aired on “The Takeaway”.  The focus of the interview was the fight they led to save art and music programs at Southeastern High School in Detroit. To read Leroy and Porsha’s description of the fight [...]

August 31, 2011 Donna Stern Public Education, Saving Art & Music 0