By Steven K. Ashby,Robert Bruno
In response to the adjustments imposed on public colleges around the state within the identify of "education reform," the Chicago academics Union redefined its conventional position and waged a multidimensional struggle that produced a community-wide college strike and reworked the scope of collective bargaining into arenas that few exertions kinfolk specialists concept attainable. utilizing interviews, first-person bills, player statement, union records, and media experiences, Steven okay. Ashby and Robert Bruno inform the tale of the 2012 strike that close down the Chicago college procedure for seven days.
A struggle for the Soul of Public Education takes into consideration overlapping, parallel, and both vital tales. One is a grassroots tale of employee activism informed from the point of view of rank-and-file union participants and their group supporters. Ashby and Bruno supply an in depth account of ways the strike grew to become a global reason while different academics unions had principally surrendered to corporate-driven schooling reform. the second one tale describes the position of country and nationwide politics in enforcing academic governance alterations on public faculties and draconian barriers on union bargaining rights. It encompasses a exact account of the particular bargaining strategy revealing the mundane and the transcendental ideas of either tuition board and union representatives.
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A Fight for the Soul of Public Education: The Story of the Chicago Teachers Strike by Steven K. Ashby,Robert Bruno