You learn early what a 9-5 day is like as a child. You go to school, pledge allegiance and learn about how great the United States is. Class conflict certainly isn’t in the curriculum. The right to strike, if the teachers have one at all, is limited only when the contract is expired or class isn’t in session. Charter schools, online classrooms, and anti-union attacks weaken the capacity of the teachers. Yet, they’re not allowed to mention to the students how their classroom is a site of class struggle. They’re not permitted to bring ‘politics’ into it. After all, they’re preparing the students for the real world: a world with the working class on the run.
It’s not the Tables, it’s the Floor
Build interviews Sam Abrams on privatization, the future of education, and how socialists should relate to the classroom.