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Monday, November 4, 2013

The rebellion of the teachers in Mexico

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Interview: Graciela Rangel
THE REBELLION OF THE TEACHERS IN MEXICO
A participant explains how teachers across Mexico have joined with parents, students and many more to resist the education "reform" onslaught.

Comment
OBAMACARE IS RIGGED FOR PROFITS
An insurance agent describes--based on personal experience--the frustrating failures of Barack Obama's health care law.

Analysis: Tithi Bhattacharya
MEASURING GENDER INEQUALITY
Within the World Economic Forum's 2013Global Gender Gap Report are some less-emphasized facts to shine a light on.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/11/04/measuring-gender-inequality

Analysis: Roger Annis
OIL AND RAIL SAFETY DON'T MIX

The third train derailment in western Canada in as many weeks is fueling opposition to the increase in oil-by-rail transport.


Column: Dave Zirin
DISMISSED AS A DISTRACTION
Last year, Jason Collins became the first active NBA player to come out of the closet. This year, he still lacks a contract.

http://socialistworker.org/2013/11/04/dismissed-as-a-distraction

Nuestra Opinión
LOS RICOS SE HACEN MÁS RICOS
El gran abismo económico entre los patrones de las empresas y sus trabajadores creció enormemente durante la Gran Recesión.
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SocialistWorker.org special section
THE STRUGGLE TO SAVE OUR SCHOOLS 
http://socialistworker.org/featured/schools

Public education is under attack, the target of an offensive led by some of the most powerful people in the U.S. Supporters of corporate school reform are pushing for privatization and the testing mania--while scapegoating teachers and blaming their unions for the deep-seated problems caused by lack of funding, inequality and racism.SocialistWorker.org has collected our coverage exposing the attack on public education, plus accounts of the crisis from teachers and students, and reports on the struggle to save our schools.

ARTICLES INCLUDE:

SHOWDOWN IN CHICAGO 
including What the CTU accomplished | We stood up to the bullies | A victory for solidarity 
| On strike for all teachers 

THE ATTACK ON PUBLIC EDUCATION 
including The racist school closings | The wrong reforms for schools | The truth about Common Core | A decade of kids left behind  

DEFENDING TEACHERS 
including Behind the evaluation frenzy | Is the AFT up for the fight? | Answering the attacks | Still waiting for the truth


CHARTER SCHOOLS including The charter school charade | A charter invasion of Harlem 


THE PRIVATIZERS' AGENDA including Arne Duncan's twisted vision | What I learned at the summit | A school is not business 

THE NEW WITCH HUNT including Defending public-sector labor | Their lies about public worker

THE POLITICS OF AUSTERITY including A global austerity agenda | Cuts that leave nothing 

http://socialistworker.org/featured/schools


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