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ERIC Number: EJ1173458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
The Professional Educator: Union Strong before and after the Storm
Capo, Zeph
American Educator, v42 n1 p27-29 Spr 2018
It's no secret that organized labor and public education face a time of great uncertainty. Our country's current president and secretary of education, according to this author, have made clear their intent to support corporate greed at the expense of working people and their unions and to champion privatization schemes that undermine public schools. In recent years, the Houston Federation of Teacher's (HFT) work on multiple fronts--from research on testing and evaluation to engaging members in campaigns--has helped to change the narrative around public education. The author hopes that, by sharing HFT's recent successes and their ongoing efforts to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, other local unions facing challenges just as daunting can apply what they have learned.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)
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