When Nova Scotia teachers turned down the province's contract offer, they said it wasn't about the money but about the worsening conditions in which they have to do their jobs.
David Martinez reflects on two recent visits to Mexico as the government successfully busts a teacher union and de-nationalizes its oil industry, despite massive protest.
Bramalea Secondary School staged a protest against Bill 115, the Putting Students First Act, that freezes teachers' wages for two years and prevents them from striking.
The Internet rescues political humour. I don't mean humour about politicians, which is doing fine. I mean the gormless putative humour voiced by politicians.
It's in teachers' own interests to demand, through their unions, that teachers be at the heart of the system -- by having a major say on what happens in their classrooms.
Unions are under attack in the United States -- not only from people like Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, but now, with the teachers' strike in Chicago, from the very core of Obama's inner circle.