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Paternalism As Oppression

When I read what Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald emailed his team recently, all I could think of was my father:

“Understand that by voting to have a union, you would be transferring your trust from those you know — me, your coaches and the administrators here — to what you don’t know — a third party who may or may not have the team’s best interests in mind.”

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Why the Big Push for Charter Schools Now?

Recently New Yorkers were subjected to a media blitz of deceptive TV ads touting the “excellence” of charter schools. These costly commercials, along with the support of some state government officials, resulted in the passage of the 2014-2015 New York State budget which: 1,703 more words

Aesthetic Realism

Are Columbia, MO Teachers Inequity Averse?

(This post originally appeared on the Show-Me Daily blog)

In 2007, the Missouri Supreme Court decided that teachers have the right to organize and bargain collectively. 427 more words

Watch-out, Massachusetts!

Public education in Massachusetts is going to hell in a hand-basket. At least that’s what the March 2014 report, The New Opportunity to Lead, from the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) and Brightlines seems to say. 2,046 more words


Collective Bargaining in American Sport

By Nandan Kamath


Collective Bargaining is a mechanism involving discussions and negotiations between one or more employers and the representatives of the group of employees, with a view to determine mutually agreed upon terms and conditions of employment and other affiliated matters. 2,015 more words

Sports Commerce

Union concerns are community concerns

The provincial budget was tabled in Nova Scotia earlier this month, with education funding being increased by $18.6 million.

I don’t have time to crunch the numbers here to analyze what they really mean. 1,535 more words

Education Reform

Today Is the Centennial Anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre, One of the Pivotal Events in U.S. Labor History

What follows is taken from the United Mine Workers website.


The Ludlow Massacre

The date April 20, 1914 will forever be a day of infamy for American workers. 219 more words