Looking Inside the Education Crisis
Publisher: Against The Current
Date Written: 01/09/2013
Year Published: 2013
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20087
A book review of The Future of our Schools:Teachers Unions and Social Justice by Lois Weiner.
TEACHERS CONCERNED WITH the ongoing vilification of their profession and the worsening conditions under which they work will be interested in reading Lois Weiners new book. Its written for a new generation of activist teachers who are being shaken into action by the attacks on them and public education, and perhaps inspired by the successes of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) in forging a message that unites the interests of teachers and the communities they serve.
The book doesnt flinch from putting the attack on teachers and public education in the context of a neoliberal capitalist agenda that is worldwide in scope, well organized, and musters considerable resources in pursuit of its goals.