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In The Future of Our Schools, Lois Weiner explains why teachers who care passionately about teaching and social justice need to unite the energy for teaching to efforts to self-govern and transform teacher unions. Drawing on research, her experience as a public school teacher, and as a union activist, she explains how to create the teachers unions public education desperately needs.
Lois Weiner is a professor at New Jersey City University and has been a life-long teacher union activist who has served as an officer of three different union locals. She is the author of The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions: Stories for Resistanc e .
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About the Author
Lois Weiner has been life-long teacher union activist, who has served as an officer of three different union locals. She also served as President of the AERA Special Interest Group on teachers’ work and teachers unions. She is the author of Preparing Teachers for Urban School which was honored by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for its contribution to research on teacher education.
Table of Contents
1 Understanding the Assault on Public Education 3
2 Protecting the Heart of Teaching 15
3 Building Social Movement Teachers Unions 33
4 The New Landscape 55
5 Teacher Unionism 101 73
6 Introduction 85
7 "Cracks in Shanker's Empire" 95
8 "Democratizing the Schools" 107
9 "Class, Gender, and Race in the Newark Teacher Strikes" 131
10 "Neoliberalism, Teacher Unionism, and the Future of Public Education" 147
11 "The (People's) Summit of the Americas" 175
12 "Teacher Unionism Reborn" 189
Selected References 219