Post Tagged with: "education"

A demonstration on the eve of the LA Teachers' Strike

Beyond the Los Angeles Teachers’ Victory

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 27, 2019—On Jan. 22 one of the largest teachers’ unions in the country won a significant victory after a six-day strike. United Teachers Los Angeles won a six percent raise, and a number of improvements in school conditions, including commitments for smaller class sizes, more nurses, […]

by January 27, 2019 Commentary
Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass: “Knowledge Unfits a Man to be a Slave”

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 12, 2018—Three days ago, my husband and I attended a local event sponsored by the Edwin Washington Project, a non-profit devoted to documenting the history of education during the era of segregation in Loudoun County, Virginia, where we live. The speeches on the struggle waged to […]

by November 12, 2018 Commentary
Statue of George Washington at George Washington University.

“Promote … institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge”

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 19, 2018—The quotation that forms the headline of this post comes from George Washington’s letter to “the people of the United States,” subsequently known as his Farewell Address.[1] That letter was published in the American Daily Advertizer (a Philadelphia newspaper) on September 19, 1796 as an […]

by September 19, 2018 Commentary
Arizona teachers rally at state capitol. April 4.

Teachers’ Strikes Expand; National Solution Needed

By Nancy Spannaus April 29, 2018—The movement of teachers willing to strike for a change in policy toward public education continues to expand across the country. Arizona teachers, based on a vote in which 78% approved a strike, turned out en masse in the state capitol April 26 and 27, […]

by April 29, 2018 News