Teachers

ARGENTINA

Argentina: Massive Teacher’s March on Eighth Day of Strike

March 17, 2017 | The teachers are at the forefront of a growing struggle against austerity measures, layoffs and inflation.

Sara Jayne

UNITED STATES

School Districts to Close Due to Women’s Strike

March 06, 2017 | Chapel Hill-Carrboro, a North Carolina School District and Alexandria Public Schools (Alexandria, VA) recently put out school closure statements because so many teachers called out for the (...)

Khanh Le
Anna Malyukova

ARGENTINA

Argentine Teachers’ Union Votes to Strike on International Women’s Day

March 06, 2017 | Teachers vote a work stoppage on March 8, International Women's Day.

UNITED STATES

Who is to Blame for Betsy DeVos?

February 08, 2017 | On Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education. She is entirely unqualified and seeks to dismantle public education as we know it. Who is to blame for her confirmation?

Tatiana Cozzarelli

UNITED STATES

Betsy DeVos: The Anti-Public School Secretary of Education

December 16, 2016 | Betsy DeVos is, without a doubt, the least qualified, most anti-public school person to ever be nominated as Secretary of Education. Never having worked in, attended or studied public schools, (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

EDUCATION

Public Education in Capitalism: A Marxist Perspective

October 31, 2016 | What do Marx and Marxism have to say about education? How can teachers use Marxism to help frame the way we think about our role in the classroom and in society, and how can we fight against (...)

Gabriela Lamelas Paz

UNITED STATES

Family, Capitalism and School Choice in the Republican Platform

October 04, 2016 | In capitalist society, family is not just based on love and kinship, but rather on an economic necessity, as demonstrated by the Republican platform. Particularly, the discussion on school choice (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

BRAZIL

Behind the Olympics: Crisis, Corruption and a Coup

August 10, 2016 | Left Voice speaks with Carol Cacau, currently running for Rio de Janeiro City Council as a representative of the socialist Revolutionary Workers’ Movement (MRT). She describes the current (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

UNITED STATES - POLICE BRUTALITY

A Teacher’s Role in the Fight Against Police Brutality

July 14, 2016 | Teachers have the responsibility to fight against racism and police presence in schools.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

MEXICO

Nochixtlán: Sounding the Alarm, Spectres of Resistance

July 04, 2016 | The Mexico City teachers’ union (SNTE) will begin an indefinite strike tomorrow, July 5. The CNTE teachers’ struggle in Oaxaca is catching fire throughout the country—in the throes of battle against (...)

Sergio Moissen

USA-MEXICO

Philadelphia Solidarity with Teachers in Oaxaca

June 29, 2016 | Philadelphia holds a vigil in solidarity with teachers in Oaxaca.

John Leslie

UNITED STATES/MEXICO

Solidarity Actions for Oaxacan Teachers

June 27, 2016 | Throughout the United States, dozens of actions took place in support of teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

LATIN AMERICA

Stop the Government’s repression in Oaxaca!

June 22, 2016 | Day of fury in Oaxaca: The Mexican Federal government of President Peña Nieto and the Oaxacan Governor, Gabino Cué, have ordered a brutal repression throughout the state of Oaxaca. So far there (...)

MTS Mexico

STATEMENT

Thousands Condemn Repression in Mexico

June 22, 2016 | Thousands of scholars, Human Rights activists and organizations from Mexico and around the world have signed this statement in favor of the Teachers of Oaxaca.

MEXICO

Live Stream: Oaxaca

June 20, 2016 | We are transmitting Radio Universidad of Oaxaca and live images through our sister organization La Izquierda Diario Mx.

MÉXICO

Teachers Occupy Radio and TV Stations in Chiapas

May 29, 2016 | There has been an ongoing teachers’ strike to fight against the recent education reform imposed by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The movement recently faced harsh repression and attempts by (...)

La Izquierda Diario Mexico

BRAZIL

There is Money for the Olympics, but not for Education

April 04, 2016 | Students in Rio de Janiero are taking to the streets to fight for quality education and in support of the teachers strikes. The dire conditions of public schools and the lack of investment in (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

UNITED STATES

The Victory of Capitalism: 62 billionaires, Flint and Detroit

February 05, 2016 | Sixty-two people hold as much wealth as the bottom 3.6 billion (half the world’s population). This victory for capitalism means loss for the predominantly Black residents of Flint and Detroit and (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

CRISIS IN DETROIT

Sick and Tired of School Conditions, Teachers Call Out Sick

January 19, 2016 | For several days last week, many of Detroit’s public schools were closed because teachers organized a “sickout” to protest unsafe working and learning conditions in school buildings.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

UNITED STATES

Seattle Teachers Strike for Better Pay, Conditions, Racial Justice

September 15, 2015 | Seattle teachers go on strike seeking better pay, racial equity teams, less standardized testing, longer recess and more resources for students. These teachers serve as examples for educators (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

LATIN AMERICA

MEXICO: Statement in the Face of the IEEPO Removal

July 22, 2015 | Statement from the Movimiento de Trabajadores Socialistas (MTS, Socialist Workers Movement) in Mexico.

MTS, Mexico

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico: May every congressman and representative earn the same as a teacher!

July 03, 2015 | The Movimiento de Trabajadores Socialistas (MTS, Socialist Workers Movement) launched the campaign "May every congressman and representative earn the same as a teacher!" which is being actively (...)

La Izquierda Diario Mexico