Rebuilding Teacher Union Power from the Bottom Up

Natalia Bacchus, Shira Cohen
Friday, 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm -- Maryland 244

Teachers are on the front-lines in every way: Bullied by politicians and administrators, undermined by inadequate funding, threatened by privatization, test-driven and evaluated into submission. It's past time for us to rebuild our unions into powerful, democratic, activist centers that can protect educators, students and public education. This will be case studies of deeply committed teacher unionists who have won on these tough issues by sparking powerful union-based social justice movements.