Unions can sign legal contracts with states and school districts that require all public employees to be union members or they can simply negotiate wage and benefit contracts that only apply to union members. But to establish the worth of working people we may need something as bold as a general strike.
I will be glad to see NCLB left behind and RTTT stopped, but I do not see how ESSA is a victory for education in the United States. Does anyone believe that low-funded poorly performing states like Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, New Mexico and West Virginia, will create meaningful accountability systems and tests that will expose the low quality public education they offer Black and Latino students?
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