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Transforming Teacher Unions

Transforming Teacher Unions

Fighting for Better Schools and Social Justice

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This stimulating 144-page anthology looks at exemplary practices of teacher unions from the local to the national level. It challenges the reader, while presenting stirring new visions of teacher unions for the 21st century. The 25 articles weave together issues of teacher unionism, classroom reform, working with local communities, and social justice.


Contributing authors include Howard Zinn, Dan Perlstein, Robert Lowe, Herbert Kohl, Ann Bastian, and many classroom teachers and union activists. "Transforming Teacher Unions" is a terrific tool for anyone working in or with teacher unions today.

Transforming Teacher Unions shows how unions can lead the way towards a more genuine profession for ourselves, more effective schools for all our students, and a more just society.


           -Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association and a vice president of the AFT.

This stimulating 144-page anthology looks at exemplary practices of teacher unions from the local to the national level. It challenges the reader, while presenting stirring new visions of teacher unions for the 21st century. The 25 articles weave together issues of teacher unionism, classroom reform, working with local communities, and social justice.


Contributing authors include Howard Zinn, Dan Perlstein, Robert Lowe, Herbert Kohl, Ann Bastian, and many classroom teachers and union activists. "Transforming Teacher Unions" is a terrific tool for anyone working in or with teacher unions today.

"Transforming Teacher Unions " is divided into six main sections. Click on the section heading to jump directly to that section below. Click here to view the TTU Table of Contents in pdf format, or, return to the TTU home page.



Overview


Introduction
     By Bob Peterson & Michael Charney


Survival & Justice: Rethinking Union Strategy
     By Bob Peterson


A Hard Lesson from History
     By Bob Peterson


Networking for Union Reform: The Story of TURN
     By Barbara Miner


A New Vision of Schooling
     By the Editors of Rethinking Schools



Promising Practices


Raising Professional Standards
     By Tom Mooney


Teachers as Leaders in Cincinnati
      By Monica Solomon


A Lead Teacher Speaks Out
     By An Interview with Diana Porter


Unions Can Create a Sense of Hope
     By Michael Charney


Professionalism in Minneapolis: A New View
     By Kris Berggren


Minneapolis Contract Excerpt


Rochester Teachers Struggle To Take Charge
     By Christine E. Murray


Rochester Contract Excerpt


Don t Sell Your Members Short
     By Adam Urbanski


Confronting Racism in British Columbia
     By Tom McKenna


Staffing & Seniority in Seattle
     By Margie Slovan


Getting Out the Message

     An Interview with Paulette Copeland

Milwaukee Contract Excerpt


Resisting Resistance to Change
    An Interview with Mark Simon


Montgomery Co. Contract Excerpt


When Collective Bargaining is Prohibited
     An Interview with Rukiya Dillahunt



Lessons From History


Why Teachers Should Know History
     An Interview with Howard Zinn


Resources for Teaching Union History


Chicago Teachers' Federation & Its Legacy
     By Robert Lowe


If Not Now, When?: Teacher Unions in NYC
     By Dan Perlstein


Facing Tough Decisions
     By Herbert Kohl


The Prospects for a United Teachers Union


What Happened to the NEA/AFT Merger?
     By Ann Bastian


Principles of Unity for a United Organization
     By NEA & AFT


The New NEA: Reinventing Teacher Unions
     By Bob Chase


Whither Public Education?
     By Sandra Feldman



Organizing for the Future


Defending the Public Sector
     An Interview with Bill Fletcher


The Strength of the Public Sector
     By Bob Chase


The Market is Not the Answer
   &@160; An Interview with Jonathan Kozol


A Review of "United Mind Workers"
     By Bob Peterson


Social Justice Unionism: A Working Draft
     By the National Coalition of Education Activists


Question & Answers
     By Bob Peterson



Resources/Study Guide


Resources


Organizations & Books


Questions for Discussion
     By Bob Peterson & Michael Charney

This stimulating 144-page anthology looks at exemplary practices of teacher unions from the local to the national level. It challenges the reader, while presenting stirring new visions of teacher unions for the 21st century. The 25 articles weave together issues of teacher unionism, classroom reform, working with local communities, and social justice.

Contributing authors include Howard Zinn, Dan Perlstein, Robert Lowe, Herbert Kohl, Ann Bastian, and many classroom teachers and union activists. "Transforming Teacher Unions" is a terrific tool for anyone working in or with teacher unions today.


Articles include: 


Survival and Justice: Rethinking Union Strategy — By Bob Peterson


Raising Professional Standards — By Tom Mooney


A Teacher Leader Speaks Out — An Interview with Diana Porter


Staffing and Seniority in Seattle — By Margie Slovan


Resisting Resistance to Change — An Interview with Mark Simon


Facing Tough Decisions — By Herbert Kohl


The New NEA: Reinventing Teacher Unions — By Bob Chase


Fighting for Better Schools and Social Justice


Edited by Bob Peterson and Michael Charney

Paperback:
$9.95

Transforming Teacher Unions

ISBN: 9780942961249

Publication date: 06/07/1999

Paperback:
$9.95