Class Wars

The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein Doubleday, 2014, 368 pp. The crusade—now more than a decade old—to remake K–12 public education in the image of a business enterprise moves on two fronts. One …

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We They Shall Overcome

Rooted in the gospel tradition, the song “We Shall Overcome” became an anthem of the African‑American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s and then an assertion of struggle and solidarity worldwide. Solidarity is at the heart of both …

Who Is Victimizing Chicago’s Kids?

Yes, schoolchildren in Chicago are victims, but not of their teachers. They are victims of a nationwide education “reform” movement geared to undermine teachers’ unions and shift public resources into private hands; they are victims of wave after wave of …

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