Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity (Jacobin)

Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity (Jacobin)

Micah Uetricht


The Chicago academics Union strike was once crucial household exertions fight thus far this century—and probably for the final 40 years—and the most powerful problem to the conservative schedule for restructuring schooling, which advocates for extra constitution faculties and tying instructor salaries to standardized checking out, between different changes.

In 2012, Chicago lecturers outfitted a grassroots flow via schooling and engagement of a complete union club, taking militant motion within the face of large structural limitations and a opposed Democratic get together management. the lecturers received significant concessions from the town and became a brand new version for college reform led by way of academics themselves, instead of by means of billionaires. Strike for America is the tale of this circulation, and the way it has develop into the defining fight for the hard work circulation this day.

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