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Teachers news and analysis from The Nation
December 13, 2019
As Cities Dole Out Billions to Developers, Teachers Ask: What About Us?
Educators in Chicago and elsewhere are rallying against economic development programs they say benefit corporations at the expense of schools.
November 16, 2019
The Chicago Teachers Strike Was a Lesson in 21st-Century Organizing
decision and years of labor losses, the Chicago Teachers Union has figured out how to organize—and win.
October 21, 2019
The Chicago Teachers Strike Proves We Can’t Rely on Democrats
Anyone interested in the future of public education and the Democratic Party should pay close attention to the school strike in Chicago.
October 18, 2019
On the Picket Line With Chicago’s Teachers
The teachers, now on the second day of their strike, are fighting for the schools Chicago students deserve.
October 15, 2019
Chicago’s Teachers Are Making History. Again.
Rank-and-file workers are finally taking back their unions, and strikes are spreading across the country as a result.
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September 30, 2019
Lynda Barry’s Infectious Genius
The award-winning cartoonist is not only a great artist but a wellspring of inspiration for others.
June 18, 2019
Corporate Wolves in Academic Sheepskins, or, a Billionaire’s Raid on the University of Tulsa
This sordid tale of crony capitalism under the guise of public philanthropy is another chapter in the corporatization of higher ed.
April 18, 2019
Stop Defunding Our Public Schools
Across the country, education budgets have been slashed in favor of bloated military budgets and tax cuts for the rich.
March 18, 2019
The Oakland Teachers’ Strike Revealed California’s Education Crisis
The struggle for fair funding goes way beyond the district. So now the teachers are taking their fight to Sacramento.
February 26, 2019
Take Action Now: Join the Green New Deal Campaign
Organize for climate solutions, support teachers on strike, and get involved with a new election in North Carolina.