Host Jamie Partridge interviews Sheila Warren, president of the Portland Parent Union, and Fran Partridge, an instructional coach and long time member of the Seattle teachers union. Topics include teacher union bashing, charter schools, teacher evaluation and mentoring, the achievement gap, discipline, and systemic racism.
It's that time of year, when Jo Ann and Dave review which of our public figures deserve a gift in their stocking and which deserve a lump of coal, such as Senator John McCain for his blind opposition to "don't ask, don't tell"; Governor-elect John Kitzhaber for stonewalling single-payer health care advocates once again; and even closer to home, Portland Police Chief Reese and his public position on participatory democracy.
Listeners called in and shared their holiday list of candidates.
Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.
Host Jamie Partridge interviews Peter Shapiro, of the JOBS with JUSTICE Health Care Committee, about legislation being introduced in the 2011 Oregon legislature to create a Single Payer Health Care system for the state. Peter also invites the public to a Statewide Single Payer conference on January 29th.
Factories across the United States have been closing up shops for decades.Less common, however, is worker initiated factory takeovers.Today’s show will span from Argentina where workers occupied factories and established cooperative control all the way to Massachusetts where a union is fighting the closure of a plant and wants to reopen as an employee-run operation.
The arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud is raising troubling legal, political, social and moral questions. This week, Dave and Jo Ann examined the fallout of this incident and how we can move toward real - rather than politically expedient - solutions.