Chicago: Students and Teachers Protest the State’s Failed Response to Pandemic

Photo credit: @oso_campeon on Twitter By Michael Nolan High school students from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) walked out January 14 in protest of the city’s failed handling of student and teacher safety during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anger at Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who has actively retaliated against unionized teachers and ignored student concerns, was central as the crowd marched in the streets … Continue reading Chicago: Students and Teachers Protest the State’s Failed Response to Pandemic

Worker Correspondents: Overcrowding, Unsanitary Conditions, No Support for English Learners at Poor Schools in Nashville

By a Nashville Teacher The schools in Nashville’s working class neighborhoods suffer from overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, and a continual lack of resources, resulting in large disparities with the schools in wealthier areas. Children arriving from other countries who are learning English are especially at a disadvantage. I teach at a low-income school on the south side of Nashville where my students and I experience the … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Overcrowding, Unsanitary Conditions, No Support for English Learners at Poor Schools in Nashville