Minneapolis Educators Strike for the Common Good

Minneapolis Educators Strike for the Common Good

Greta Callahan, president of the teacher chapter of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT), addresses the media March 7, 2022, in Minneapolis. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP) Subscribe to the nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Thank you for signing up for the nation‘s weekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up. … Read more

To Fight Attacks on “Critical Race Theory,” Look to Black History

To Fight Attacks on “Critical Race Theory,” Look to Black History

African American abolitionist, poet, and educator Charlotte Forten (1837–1914), circa 1865. (Fotosearch/Getty Images) Subscribe to the nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Thank you for signing up for the nation‘s weekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up. For more from the nationcheck out our latest issue. Subscribe to the nation Subscribe … Read more

Nine in 10 teachers say their job has negatively impacted their mental health

Three in 10 pupils in England worry about how online safety will affect their future

Almost all teachers say that their mental health has been negatively impacted during the pandemic, a survey by a union has found. NASUWT said teacher has been in the “eye of the storm” and its data revealed that nine in 10 said their job had caused negative effects. In a survey of nearly 12,000 teachers, … Read more

Adams’ unlikely alliance with the head of New York’s teachers union

Adams’ unlikely alliance with the head of New York’s teachers union

“I know that Mayor Adams has a… little bit of a different stand on charter schools than UFT would,” former City Council education committee chair Daniel Dromm said in an interview. “I don’t know if that’s gonna become an issue in the future, but Mulgrew did tell me that he has a good relationship with … Read more

Supreme Court rejects NYC teachers’ religious exemption appeal over vax mandate

Supreme Court rejects NYC teachers’ religious exemption appeal over vax mandate

The Supreme Court on Friday shot down an appeal from a group of New York City school teachers who sought to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing it violated their religious freedom. Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected the emergency appeal on Friday, the same day as the deadline for city employees to comply with the mandate … Read more

Teachers at 23 schools start six days of strike over pensions today

Teachers at 23 schools start six days of strike over pensions today

Private schools have said they are “disappointed” by a teachers’ strike over pensions, after a rise in pension contributions put them in a “very difficult position”. On Thursday, teachers at 23 independent schools within the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) went on strike, with around 1,500 members of the NEU teaching union involved. Six days … Read more

We have been scapegoated for UK Government failure – teachers

We have been scapegoated for UK Government failure - teachers

School leaders are due to tell MPs that they have been scapegoated for Government failures during the pandemic instead of receiving praise for working on the front line during a time of national crisis. Diana Ohene-Darko, an assistant headteacher and acting deputy headteacher at two London primary schools, will tell MPs on Wednesday that instead … Read more

Teachers union: 'Scream bloody murder' if schools reopen against medical advice

Teachers union: 'Scream bloody murder' if schools reopen against medical advice

Teachers agree on more government funding after more than two years of strikes and have “tremendous power” as child safety advocates, said Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association. She didn’t rule out strikes when heads of state move prematurely when schools reopen, and she said she believed parents would protest too. “They … Read more