A Fight for the Soul of Public Education: The Story of the by Steven K. Ashby,Robert Bruno

By Steven K. Ashby,Robert Bruno

In response to the alterations imposed on public faculties around the state within the identify of "education reform," the Chicago lecturers Union redefined its conventional position and waged a multidimensional struggle that produced a community-wide tuition strike and remodeled the scope of collective bargaining into arenas that few exertions family specialists notion attainable. utilizing interviews, first-person bills, player statement, union records, and media stories, Steven ok. Ashby and Robert Bruno inform the tale of the 2012 strike that close down the Chicago tuition method for seven days.

A struggle for the Soul of Public Education takes into consideration overlapping, parallel, and both very important tales. One is a grassroots tale of employee activism instructed from the viewpoint of rank-and-file union participants and their group supporters. Ashby and Bruno offer an in depth account of ways the strike turned a world reason whilst different lecturers unions had mostly surrendered to corporate-driven schooling reform. the second one tale describes the position of nation and nationwide politics in enforcing academic governance alterations on public faculties and draconian boundaries on union bargaining rights. It encompasses a specific account of the particular bargaining procedure revealing the mundane and the transcendental recommendations of either institution board and union representatives.

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