Indigenous and Teacher Protest from Oaxaca, Part One

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Oaxaca — In the tourist city of Oaxaca in this poor Southern Mexican state, teachers and a group of indigenous Triqui people are occupying the Zocalo.  The teachers are fighting education reforms that will privatize public schools, standardize curricula, and require all Mexican teachers to pass a standardized test or else lose …

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So What If Teachers Are in It for the Money?

Chicago Teachers Union strike, with Yasmin Nair in foreground. Sign in background reads, "Rahm, fight the violence on our streets--Not us!"

WWW.YASMINNAIR.NET Few things have delighted me more in recent weeks than the sight of so many people, and not all of them teachers, clad in red t-shirts in support of the currently ongoing Chicago Teachers Union strike. All around Chicago, cars and trucks are honking their support as they zip past groups of strikers, like …

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