education insurgence and lack thereof Wisconsin/NY
18.02.2011 § Leave a comment
wisconsin, cuny, public schools…holy shit stuff is heating up. What will happen in NYC? the NP’s and patronage politics seem to be holding back students and workers…in wisconsin, public sector unions (including prison guards) are supporting the walkouts and sick-outs…not so here. UFT blows goats, PSC too. So what of education strikes? There is a caucus in UFT that is more militant, and are trying to reform union internally. but they say (?) they’ve had trouble independently mobilizing school teachers. they are instead trying to reform union and get them to call strikes; they say they do not have enough people at this point to carry out an independent job action. meanwhile, some of the np left youth groups explicitly won’t work with teachers. (neither will UFT, for the record). this is all based in long history of fucked up race politics among UFT etc….
.. thots from june c