Empathy in the Classroom

September 03, 2017

David L. Kirp , a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley writes about the impact of teacher empathy on behavior and relationship building in the classroom.

Teachers and Social Justice Unionism on KBOO

March 05, 2017

Hyung Nam of PAT and Stephen Siegel of REA discuss their efforts to forge teacher-community alliances to save and improve public education in the age of Trump and corporate education "reform."

School Choice and Segregation

March 05, 2017

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones on Fresh Air.

Send "A People's History" to Arkansas teachers

March 05, 2017

In protest of the proposed legislation that bans the use books by or about Howard Zinn in public schools, the Zinn Education Project will send books and resources to Arkansas educators who request them. Please support this effort!

Handy Yes Magazine infographic on school privatization

February 11, 2017

DeVos donations and influence

January 31, 2017

More on DeVos contributions in this New Yorker piece.

School Choice in Detroit

January 18, 2017

The impacts of privatization have been devastating for public schools in Detroit. The push for charters and school choice, driven by Betsy DeVos and other reformers, is detailed in this Vice News article.

Learn more about Betsy DeVos

January 18, 2017

At the senate HELP committee hearing for the cabinet nomination of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education, it was clear that DeVos was ill informed on education issues and unqualified for the job. Several conflicts of interest were also raised. To learn more about the millions of dollars Betsy DeVos contributed to conservative organizations and candidates read the Michigan Live article here. If you would like to read about her work with charter and private schools and conflicts of interest read the Salon article here. Read about the confirmation hearing in the New York Times here. Click on the button to link to the confirmation hearing.

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The Social Justice and Community Outreach Committee works to highlight social justice issues and their relevance to our profession. We organize in solidarity with other unions and community groups around common causes. We provide opportunities for members to connect with each other in order to educate, agitate and organize.

If you are interested in joining SJCO, see our calendar for the next meeting.

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