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By Steven K. Ashby,Robert Bruno

In response to the alterations imposed on public faculties around the kingdom within the identify of "education reform," the Chicago academics Union redefined its conventional function and waged a multidimensional struggle that produced a community-wide tuition strike and remodeled the scope of collective bargaining into arenas that few exertions family members specialists suggestion attainable. utilizing interviews, first-person bills, player remark, union records, and media stories, Steven ok. Ashby and Robert Bruno inform the tale of the 2012 strike that close down the Chicago college procedure for seven days.

A struggle for the Soul of Public Education takes under consideration overlapping, parallel, and both vital tales. One is a grassroots tale of employee activism advised from the point of view of rank-and-file union participants and their group supporters. Ashby and Bruno supply a close account of ways the strike grew to become a world reason whilst different lecturers unions had principally surrendered to corporate-driven schooling reform. the second one tale describes the position of kingdom and nationwide politics in implementing academic governance adjustments on public colleges and draconian boundaries on union bargaining rights. It features a exact account of the particular bargaining approach revealing the mundane and the transcendental techniques of either tuition board and union representatives.

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