schools

School students protest austerity photo gallery, Italy, October 5th 2012

On October 5th, thousands of school students in Italy took to the streets to protest against the government's austerity measures. Demonstrations were held in cities across Italy under the slogan "Against crisis and austerity, we take back the schools and cities!".

The Chicago teachers strike and the privatisation of a generation

John Jacobsen reports on developments in the tentative contract between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union in the context of increasing school privatizations.

Striking agreement: How one neighborhood school sees CPS’ attempt at a deal

CTU members on strike

A first-hand account from the Chicago Teachers Union strike, from education worker Agnieszka Karoluk.

On the Chicago Teachers Union strike

The following is from a Chicago member of First of May Anarchist Alliance. It is an overview of the situation and was drafted over the weekend in the lead up to the strike that has started September 10, 2012.

Education round-up 10 Sept 2012: NUT strike vote, combined NASUWT action

Teachers unions announce industrial action plans

End the repression! IWW union supports Chile's students fight for education!

Industrial Workers of the World (European Regional Administration) statement of solidarity with the Student Movement and student/university strikes in Chile (cf. attached PDF).

Police in Chile violently evict children from occupied schools

School children across Santiago have occupied schools and blocked roads as part of a protest movement for education reform. The Chilean police refer to the children as 'hooded vandals' , and have violently removed them from the occupied schools.

On worker control (of the staff meeting)

A short blog detailing and analysing a low-level direct action in which I participated in the recent past.

An American in Montréal

An American student gives his impressions of the student struggles in Montreal

Corporate school reformers on "ethics in education" at the University of Hawaii

Neoliberals Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee

On August 7th, 2012, the University of Hawaii hosted a wildly misnomered "Ethics in Education" event with Michelle Rhee and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson who both push charter schools, privatization, and attacks on teacher tenure and unions.