Worker Correspondents: Overcrowding, Unsanitary Conditions, No Support for English Learners at Poor Schools in Nashville

By a Nashville Teacher The schools in Nashville’s working class neighborhoods suffer from overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, and a continual lack of resources, resulting in large disparities with the schools in wealthier areas. Children arriving from other countries who are learning English are especially at a disadvantage. I teach at a low-income school on the south side of Nashville where my students and I experience the … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Overcrowding, Unsanitary Conditions, No Support for English Learners at Poor Schools in Nashville

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 8

Labor Shortages Plague Health Care, Education as Workers Quit in Droves Across the country, tens of thousands of educators and health care workers are quitting their jobs, citing poor pay, burnout, and overwork. Many workers have explained that although these issues have been intensified by the pandemic, they have been present in the health care and education sectors for decades. According to the Morning Consult … Continue reading Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 8

Teachers Strike, Threaten Strikes, in Multiple Cities

By Brian Martel, with contributions from David Martinez Frustrated by longstanding work grievances now exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic’s tumultuous effects on classrooms, teachers in multiple cities across the US are beginning to strike and threaten strikes in order to fight for both their health and economic demands. Teachers in Chicago and Washington DC are on the verge of striking, and in the suburbs of … Continue reading Teachers Strike, Threaten Strikes, in Multiple Cities

Oxnard: Student Journalists Face Threats of Repression for Campus Distribution

By Serran Soledad Only one week after the release of Revolutionary Student News’s (RSN) first anti-imperialist newsletter, students were interrogated, then escorted off the Oxnard High School campus by Assistant Principal Lauren Rodriguez, for attempting to distribute copies of the paper to their peers. Accompanied by a campus security guard, Rodriguez told RSN supporters that the Oxnard Police Department had been called and that an … Continue reading Oxnard: Student Journalists Face Threats of Repression for Campus Distribution

Trump Threatens International Students With Deportation

By Peter Cherry This week, Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) threatened to bar entry to or deport millions of international students studying in the US if their university does not offer in-person classes this fall. This announcement is part of a broader effort by the imperialist Donald Trump to use the pretext of coronavirus to further restrict immigration and increase deportations. This effort not only … Continue reading Trump Threatens International Students With Deportation

San Diego: Students Rebel Against UCSD Professor

By Nélida Tello Last week, students in an Introduction to African American Studies course at the University of California San Diego took control away from their instructor, Dr. Darwin Fishman, and demanded that they be given a no-fault final exam, as to not be penalized in their final grade, as many students were taking part in the nationwide rebellions and grieving the police murders of … Continue reading San Diego: Students Rebel Against UCSD Professor