Over 4,000 teachers, parents and students surrounded City Hall and stopped traffic here May 25 demanding no teacher layoffs or funding cuts for the city's public schools.
Ninety-three Central Falls teachers and school professionals got their jobs back in a hard-fought agreement this month, but what it really means will not be known for a while.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Teachers staged a one-day strike April 29 in response to the school board's unilateral imposition of a contract that lays off teachers, and increases class sizes, with no pay raises.
CLEVELAND - Another land mine left by Wall Street's assault on American communities exploded here Tuesday night when the school board voted to lay off nearly 10 percent of its employees.
After massive protests by teachers, parents and other public school advocates, Florida's Republican Gov. Charlie Crist defied members of his own party by vetoing legislation that would have eliminated tenure for teachers and gutted community-based input into public education.
DETROIT - Sedrick Staten's livelihood is being threatened by privatization efforts of the city schools' emergency financial manager.
One hundred teachers at four Chicago charter schools filed for union recognition March 19, joining 123 others who won their first contract last year.
In a closed-door meeting, union leaders expressed anger and frustration over what they say is the administration's lack of bold action on jobs, health care and labor law reform, and its support of mass firings of teachers.
As top union leaders met yesterday, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, criticized the Obama administration for backing mass teacher firings in Rhode Island.
The mass firing of nearly 100 teachers and school personnel, backed by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, will be seen by many as a slap in the face to teachers, their unions and the entire labor movement.