The Beginnings of an ‘Occupy the Department of Education’ Movement?

In the past couple of weeks, Occupy Wall Street has spurred dedicated education activists into some of the most innovative and inspiring actions.

“’We’re moving toward a system the same way they did for Wall Street, they want the deregulation of education. They want to get rid of pesky union contracts and let the free market rip. It’s not going to be shocking that we see all kinds of scandals blossom,’ Jones said.

But teachers have been at the heart of the resistance that’s sparked in this country this year, from Wisconsin to Wall Street. Jones noted that despite what wound up being a loss in Wisconsin, teachers are very proud of the leading role that Wisconsin’s educators played in fighting back against union-busting.”

Read more: http://www.alternet.org/story/153028/occupy_the_education_system%3A_students%2C_teachers_and_parents_find_new_spirit_and_challenge_the_attack_on_public_schools/?page=entire

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