[xmca] Teacher unions

From: Shirley Franklin (s.franklin@dsl.pipex.com)
Date: Sun Jan 07 2007 - 08:20:03 PST

Teacher unions have to be the solution , not the problem. They are
the solution!
The problem is the constraints under which we all teach, and which
can distort how we perpcive our world!

Rethinking School is run by trade unionist teachers.. It offers some


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> What kind of teachers would take away their students' legos?
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> Teaching Is Not Testing, by Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia. Californians
> band together to fight the state's discriminatory exit exam.
> Australia Battles Privatization, by Barbara Miner. In Australia,
> public coffers fund private schools. Barbara Miner interviews
> Angelo Gavrielatos of the Australian Education Union.
> A Framework for Understanding Ruby Payne, by Anita Bohn and Savage
> Unrealities, by Paul Gorski. Poverty is big business for Ruby
> Payne's aha! Process, Inc. But her publications and workshops
> peddle some dangerous notions.
> What Names Us? by T. Elijah Hawkes. An urban high school in New
> York shapes its vision around the work of author James Baldwin.
> Reclaiming Hidden History, by Michael Pezone and Alan Singer. High
> school students face opposition when they create a slavery walking
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> One of the world's most significant teacher union struggles is
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