Monthly Review

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Articles from Vol. 65, No. 2, June

Beating the Neoliberal Blame Game: Teacher and Parent Solidarity and the 2012 Chicago Teachers' Strike
It was Monday afternoon on the first day of the historic Chicago teachers' strike. The streets surrounding the downtown headquarters of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) were quickly filling up. Red-shirted teachers, paraprofessionals, students, parents,...
Creating a New Model of a Social Union: CORE and the Chicago Teachers Union
The success of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike in September 2012 was a stunning rebuke to the forces of privatization and corpo- rate education reform. The defeat of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's ambitions to deal a decisive blow against the largest union...
Marketizing Schools
We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class, of necessity, in every society, to forgo the privileges of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform spedfic difficult manual...
MONTHLY REVIEW: Fifty Years Ago
(On Tuesday, May 7, Leo Huberman was called to testify [before the House Un-American Activities Committee]. He answered all the questions put to him in the brief session. As we go to press we do not have a copy of the full tran- script, but we print...
Notes from the Editors
The U.S. working class was slow to respond to the hard times it faced during and after the Great Recession. Finally, however, in February 2011, workers in Wisconsin began the famous uprising that electrified the coun- try, revolting in large numbers...
The Chicago Teachers' Strike and Beyond: Strategic Considerations
Last September's Chicago teachers' strike raises critical strate- gic questions for all progressives and socialists seeking to resist the relentless neoliberal austerity attacks against working people and their communities. For teachers and union activists...
The Rebirth of the Chicago Teachers Union and Possibilities for a Counter-Hegemonic Education Movement
IntroductionFor nine days in September, Chicago belonged to the teachers, school paraprofessionals, and clinicians. On September 10,2012,26,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) went on strike. It was the first teach- ers' strike in Chicago...
When "Teachers Want What Children Need": Reconciling Tensions in Teachers' Work and Teacher Unionism
"Teachers want what children need-or do they?" Questioning-and rejecting-the slogan used by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to fight for collective bargaining in the 1960s, David K. Cohen, a con- tributor to Socialist Revolution, in 1969 dismissed...
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