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Class Dismissed: Class Conflict in Red State America

April 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
Class Dismissed: Class Conflict in Red State America

Kentucky Public school teachers protest outside the Kentucky House Chamber as they rally for a day of action at the Kentucky State Capitol to try to pressure legislators to override Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's recent veto of the state's tax and budget bills, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. The teachers also oppose a controversial pension reform bill which Gov. Bevin signed into law. (Photo by Bill Pugliano / Getty Images)

Where Will the Struggle Lead Kentucky Teachers?

April 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
Where Will the Struggle Lead Kentucky Teachers?

Kentucky Public school teachers protest outside the Kentucky House Chamber as they rally for a 'day of action' at the Kentucky State Capitol to try to pressure legislators to override Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's recent veto of the state's tax and budget bills April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. (Photo: Bill Pugliano / Getty Images)

Group Beloved by Betsy Devos and Koch Brothers Launches Counter-Attack Against Teacher Rebellion

April 13, 2018 - 2:00pm

A right-wing coalition, which has received funding from both the Koch brothers and the billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is launching an aggressive attack on the tens of thousands of teachers and education supporters who have been demanding increased school funding and teacher salaries in recent weeks.
As the Guardian reports, the State Policy Network (SPN) is distributing a guide to anti-labor activists across the nation, with the aim of helping them to discredit the protests that teachers have been organizing in Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona.

Corey Robin: Striking Teachers Are Real Resistance to Incoherent Republicans and Gutted Democrats

April 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

In the continuing teachers' rebellion sweeping the US, dozens of Oklahoma teachers have completed a 7-day, 110-mile march from Tulsa to the state capital Oklahoma City. Public schools across Tulsa and Oklahoma City remain closed as thousands of teachers continue their strike for education funding into a ninth day. The strike comes as the Supreme Court is considering Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could deal a massive blow to public unions nationwide -- and as President Trump is successfully appointing right-wing judges to federal courts, reshaping the judiciary for decades to come.

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