Teacher “Walk-in” Protests Coordinated and Spreading Across Thirty Cities

Whether or not you like the tactics of teacher “walk-ins”, what is most encouraging is that they have spread to 900 schools across 30 cities and they are coordinated – occurring at the same place at the same time. The unions should be given credit for pulling this off.

In a walk-in, teachers gather 30-40 minutes before work, often wearing union T-shirts or colors. They meet with parents, school employees, and education activists; take pictures; talk to media and elected officials; and then all walk into school in unison.

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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