The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions & Social Justice

Lois Weiner, author of The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice; Atasi Das, member of the Windham Northeast Education Association; and Ellen David Friedman, life-long union organizer and labor educator discuss the potential power of teacher unions to reverse the corporate assault on public education and the necessity to transform the narrow business unionism that stands in the way. They explore the activity of rank-and-file teachers organizing to transform their unions into democratic, social movement-oriented unions working with parents and students in order to develop a counter-voice to neoliberal "reforms".