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What Rydell High School Can Teach Us about the LA Teachers Strike

What Rydell High School Can Teach Us about the LA Teachers Strike What Rydell High School Can Teach Us about the LA Teachers Strike

As teachers in Denver and Oakland head toward their own strikes, it’s worth doubling down on the lessons from LA.

Feb 7, 2019 / Cities Rising / Sarah Jaffe

Donald Trump

2019 Will Be the Worst Year of Trump’s Life  2019 Will Be the Worst Year of Trump’s Life 

John Nichols on the White House, Sarah Jaffe on the LA teachers’ strike, and Sean Wilentz on slavery and the constitution.

Jan 24, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

‘This Is Much Bigger Than Us, Than Our Union, Even Than Our City’

‘This Is Much Bigger Than Us, Than Our Union, Even Than Our City’ ‘This Is Much Bigger Than Us, Than Our Union, Even Than Our City’

How LA’s teachers joined forces with the community and won a landmark labor contract.

Jan 23, 2019 / Cities Rising / Sarah Jaffe

Stan Kroenke

The Rams’ Stan Kroenke Represents the Worst of the NFL The Rams’ Stan Kroenke Represents the Worst of the NFL

This year’s Super Bowl pits two odious teams against one another.

Jan 23, 2019 / Dave Zirin

The Radical Organizing That Paved the Way for LA’s Teachers’ Strike

The Radical Organizing That Paved the Way for LA’s Teachers’ Strike The Radical Organizing That Paved the Way for LA’s Teachers’ Strike

In 2014, a progressive Union Power caucus took over UTLA—and that has made all the difference.

Jan 19, 2019 / Sarah Jaffe

Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem

South Dakota’s Cruel Attack on Trans High School Athletes South Dakota’s Cruel Attack on Trans High School Athletes

South Dakota’s Senate Bill 49 is a transparent attack on the most vulnerable of high-school students. 

Jan 16, 2019 / Dave Zirin

Stand With Los Angeles Teachers on Strike

Stand With Los Angeles Teachers on Strike Stand With Los Angeles Teachers on Strike

Plus ways to support furloughed federal workers and oppose Betsy Devos’s destructive sexual-assault policies.

Jan 15, 2019 / no-paywall / NationAction

‘This Model of Education Is Not Sustainable’

‘This Model of Education Is Not Sustainable’ ‘This Model of Education Is Not Sustainable’

Yes, raises are important, but LA’s teachers are striking so their students have a fair shot at an education.

Jan 15, 2019 / Cities Rising / Sarah Jaffe

LA teachers rally

What the LA Teachers Strike Is All About What the LA Teachers Strike Is All About

California is home to the industrial giants of Silicon Valley, the film industry, and the largest agricultural sector in the nation, but it has starved its public schools of resour...

Jan 14, 2019 / Pedro Noguera

School Is Crushing My Daughter’s Spirit. What Should I Do?

School Is Crushing My Daughter’s Spirit. What Should I Do? School Is Crushing My Daughter’s Spirit. What Should I Do?

Another reader asks what she can do about an acquaintance who drunkenly groped her on New Year’s Eve.

Jan 11, 2019 / Asking for a Friend / Liza Featherstone

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