Our Schools/Our Selves: Fall 2013

On the Front Lines: Teachers, Unions, and Social Progress
November 27, 2013

Because unions have always been on the front lines fighting for progressive social change they have always represented a well-funded and organized threat to the political and economic power of those in positions of authority. This issue of Our Schools/Our Selves looks at the role unions—specifically teacher unions—have played and continue to play in fighting for social progress and the protection and expansion of basic rights that are now often taken for granted. It also examines how classrooms and school communities are implicated in these struggles to make the world fairer, more equitable and more just.