Transforming Teacher Unions

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

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Fighting for Better Schools and Social Justice

Edited by Bob Peterson and Michael Charney

 

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