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Teacher anger exploding across the United States
by Nancy Hanover (WSWS Repost)
Friday Mar 1st, 2019 8:43 AM
Oakland strike, mass “sickout” in Kentucky
Teacher anger exploding across the United States

By Nancy Hanover at the World Socialist Website

1 March 2019

Teacher strikes continue to escalate against a brutal drive by big business for the privatization of education and the further plundering of the “edu-market” for profit-taking. American teachers are part of a growing global movement against government austerity and social inequality.

Now in the seventh day of their strike, 3,000 teachers in Oakland, California are in the forefront. Crucially, educators there have formed a rank-and-file strike committee to assert the interests of teachers independent of the union and fight to broaden their strike by reaching out statewide and nationally to prepare a general strike against the bipartisan attack on public education.

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