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Tom Mooney speaking at a "Better Schools for a Better Future" press conference. Photo: Cincinnati Federation of Teachers By Mark Simon At the time of his death, Tom Mooney and I and a handful of teacher unionists were building the Institute for Teacher Union Leadership (ITUL), to nurture leadership skills for progressive teacher unionism. The ITUL planning team was to meet the following Saturday in Washington, D.C., to map...
By Michael Charney The death of Tom Mooney was a blow not only to Ohio teachers. The entire nation lost a champion who combined unionism with a passion for public education and the inherent worth of all children. I remember the first time I met Tom, in the spring of 1988 shortly after our progressive caucus within the Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU) won a majority on the union's Executive Board. I...
Tom Mooney photo: American Federation of Teachers Rethinking Schools editors mourn the loss of Tom Mooney, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, who died of a heart attack on December 3 at age 52. Several of us worked with Tom over the years, and all of us admired him. He pioneered a more expansive vision of teacher unionism, and as the longtime president of the Cincinnati Federation of...
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