Membership Drive Special: Education Reform and the War on Teachers
Who is to blame for the failures of public education? The finger is often pointed at teachers and their unions. Tonight's Labor Radio gives educators a chance to talk back. In tonight's membership drive special we take a look at how so-called reforms add to the problems and what educators are doing to resist cutbacks and fight for the real transformations our schools need. First we speak with Bob Peterson, a fifth grade teacher and an editor for Rethinking Schools. Bob Peterson authored an article about the recent victory of the Caucus of Rank and File Educators (CORE) in Chicago, and we ask him about why that victory is important for educators around the country. Then we speak with Amanda Armstrong, a graduate student at UC Berkeley and a member of UAW Local 2865 about last Thursday's day of action and a possible upcoming graduate students strike in the University of California system.
- Length: 27:57 minutes (19.19 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)