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Teachers' Strikes Are Rattling Washington. This Hearing in the US House Is Proof.

Teachers' Strikes Are Rattling Washington. This Hearing in the US House Is Proof.

Rachel M. Cohen

As Denver public school teachers head back to school, ending their first labor stoppage in 25 years, it’s hard to dismiss the impact the nation-wide teacher strikes have had on American politics. As Democratic presidential candidates rush to voice support for the Colorado educators, Denver’s strike marks the ninth major teacher uprising in the last twelve months, with the anniversary of the very first—West Virginia’s—coming up next week.

Rattled Washington, huh.

I’d like to shake them all by the neck.

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Yes, the problem is not the relentless propagandizing of America’s children, white washing of history, lack of humanities, glorification of the military, sanctification of conformity and absolute belief in authority.
No, the problem is that they are not getting payed enough for it.

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The defunding of public ed began in the late eighties with these scammer charter schools. They get a public charter but they are operated by a corporation. They are scams! Plus they pay their teacher minimum wage, and most of their teachers wait to switch to public schools.

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Wealthy keep attacking and destroying and then we try to repair –

We’re not attacking high up enough on the ladder – the rulers and their violence to
hold control – and as long as we don’t do it they will continue to increase their control
through violence.

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