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Study Guide for Marx’s Capital

June 2017

It’s the 150th anniversary of the publication of Capital, Volume I. Ever wondered what the fuss was all about? Get together with a group of friends and check it out.

Teach For America sabotages public schools

August 2016

School closures and teacher strikes are an almost daily occurrence, because public education is under siege. Drastic government underfunding has cut school programs, caused a severe teacher shortage, and jam-packed classrooms. Central to these developments is a group called Teach for America Corp (TFA), which over the last three decades has become a primary propagandist… Read more »

Mexico shootings of education dissidents spark public outrage

August 2016

The class struggle in Mexico is at a fever pitch. Teachers are on the front lines of a massive struggle against neoliberal devastation by privatizations, union busting and rape of the environment. Resistance spans the hemisphere from Mexico to Guatemala and Argentina. Mexican educators have been fighting Pres. Enrique Peña Nieto’s anti-labor education reform ever… Read more »

No Cops in Schools

November 6, 2015

Shame on the principal of Spring Valley High School, South Carolina, and shame on every school district that gives a gun-carrying police officer the authority to “discipline“ young people while in school. One need only see the video footage to know that school security officer Ben Fields, known as “Officer Slam,” launched a vicious assault… Read more »

Tax Big Business to Fund Education—Keep CCSF Public, Accredited and Open!

July 16, 2013

The battle to stop the privatization of community colleges jumped into high gear last week when CCSF was given one year to keep its doors open and beat back a ruling that strips its accreditation. The shocking decision by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) would close one of the largest campuses… Read more »

We support the school bus driver strike…and so should you!

January 2013

The school bus drivers of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 are on strike but, the cause of the standoff won’t make it into the corporate news. It’s an attempt to bust the bus drivers union by Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg who would eliminate unions and privatize every corner of public education, if he could. The workers… Read more »

Durham-López campaign statement: Chicago Teachers Strike – A critical fight for labor and our next generation

September 13, 2012

Durham campaigning at a mass teacher’s rally on September 12, 2012.The Freedom Socialist 2012 Presidential Campaign of Stephen Durham and Christina López stands in solidarity with the 25,000 fighting members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) in their struggle to defend public education. Presidential candidate Durham arrived in Chicago on September 11 to support the… Read more »

Durham-López campaign statement: Let’s make education be about teaching and developing critical minds, not about profits

March 26, 2012

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge,” said Albert Einstein. But to watch the Democrats and Republicans produce their one-size-fits-all education “reform” is to see joy, creativity, and knowledge swept out the door. Public education is under bipartisan attack. Schools are becoming mere test preparation centers;… Read more »