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An Oakland school board member put her hand around this kindergarten teacher’s throat. Then OUSD fired her. Our interview with Darnisha Wright.
YIMBYs and NIMBYs appear to disagree on the fundamentals of housing policy. Despite the endless bickering, these groups share a deep, and deeply flawed, commitment to the idea that housing is a commodity — a way for the wealthy few to wring profit from the everyday needs of the vast majority of society.
Majority spoke with “Ish” Armendariz about the Sacramento rallies on May 22, what they meant for the struggle to defend public education, and what’s next for teachers and the labor movement.
After two weeks of walkouts, New Haven Unified School District teachers are confronting an intransigent school board which refuses to provide even a cost-of-living adjustment. Majority spoke with teacher Rochelle Thorne about the battle, the strike, and community support.
Last year’s teachers’ strikes in West Virginia, Arizona, and Oklahoma rocked the country and heralded a revival of labor militancy in the US. Eric Blanc’s compelling account of the strikes contains essential political lessons for labor and the contemporary left.
The reforms currently being considered by the California State Assembly will help stem the tide of school privatization. But they do not go far enough — we need a complete moratorium on charter school growth.
California teachers are taking over Sacramento today. Shoulder to shoulder, socialists, teachers, parents, and students can organize and fight together to defend public education, build strong unions, and transform our economy to work for the many, not just the wealthy few.
Despite mass mobilizations against school privatization in her district, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) is balking at support modest reforms to charter school laws. The reason is clear: Taking a stand for public education would mean betraying the privatizing billionaires who bankrolled her campaign for state assembly.
Facing public pressure from the recent teachers’ strikes, the California state legislature is considering bills to reform the state’s damaging charter laws. East Bay representatives are mostly in support, but Buffy Wicks seems afraid to stand up for public education.