During that semester I taught six separate classes and was responsible for more than 250 students. Despite the pretense that real instruction was taking place, teachers like me were largely engaged in crowd management and little more.
Teacher unions have not often been leaders of broader social justice movements. That’s changing due to a new generation of union activists who see their struggle as part of the struggle for the communities in which they teach.
Does the U.S. government’s priority for military spending explain, at least partially, the discrepancy between the worldwide preeminence of the U.S. armed forces and the feeble global standing of major American domestic institutions?