Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform | Common Dreams

“If anyone thinks this strike is just another union “ploy” for higher pay or less “working time” they are sorely mistaken,” she added. “And while workers should be entitled to protect their rights, the CPS strike is about the heart and soul of public schooling, the deprofessionalization of teachers, and the ways that the education ‘crisis’ nation wide has been co-opted as a means of pushing privatization as the be-all-and-end-all solution to the ‘achievement gap’. Schools are not businesses, children are not widgets, and teachers are not robots or machines. Let’s start there.”

via Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform | Common Dreams.

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