17.05.2018 - 10:20 [ WSWS ]

20,000 teachers rally in North Carolina

The protest follows walkouts in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona. Many students, parents and other workers also joined the demonstration. The ongoing wave of teacher strikes is part of an upsurge in working class struggle across the US and internationally since the start of 2018.

07.04.2018 - 01:04 [ Common Dreams ]

Outrage Follows Puerto Rico’s Announcement It’s Closing Nearly a Third of Its Public Schools

Teachers unions and outraged citizens in Puerto Rico are vowing to fight the government’s newly-announced plan to close nearly a third of its public schools.

Puerto Rico’s Education Department said Thursday that 283 schools would close by the start of the new school year, leaving open just 828.