Teachers on Strike: We are Getting Stronger
Reds in Ed Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 5

April 2022

This spring, teachers’ unions have captured the nation’s attention.  In cities across the country — including Minneapolis and Sacramento — teachers have gone on strike to demand that districts address the staffing crisis and to win safe, stable, and quality public education for all. This is the latest chapter in the decades-long fight against the privatization of public schools waged by teachers, parents and students. Check out our spring newsletter including articles and videos covering the dramatic strikes and the efforts of the billionaire class to fund CRT protests and rig school board elections.

Photo: Striking workers marching to SCUSD offices. Liberation photo
“Conservatives are trying to portray the anti-CRT movement as a genuine grassroots movement. But financial records show billionaires and conservative super PACs are dumping millions of dollars into local school board battles.”
(Break Through News.)  Watch

Struggling for Safe and Stable Schools in the Pandemic
Reds in Ed Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 4

January 2022

“This feels like a hostile takeover”: The Fight to Save Charlestown High School

J. Davis
January 3, 2022

Chicago Teachers Union Stands Up To Chicago Public School’s COVID Policy

Nicolas Stender
January 3, 2022

Reds in Ed Newsletter: Defending anti-racist education

Vol. 2 Issue 3

Reds in Ed
August 16, 2021

Reds in Ed statement on attacks on Critical Race Theory

Reds in Ed
July 11, 2021

Reds in Ed Newsletter: Educators move mountains! The worldwide teachers’ struggle continues
Vol. 2 Issue 2

Reds in Ed
June 2021

Photo: Closing rally of Pedro Castillo’s presidential campaign. Oversized pencils were a symbol of Castillo’s campaign, representing his demand to rewrite the country’s constitution and his own working class background as a rural teacher. Credit — Pedro Castillo official twitter account @PedroCastilloTe

Reds in Ed Newsletter: No to standardized testing, video updates, teacher appreciation & the struggle
Vol. 2, Issue 1

Reds in Ed
May 2021

Biden Administration Mandates State Testing, Signaling Continued Corporate Welfare for Testing Companies

Stephanie Kenific
April 17. 2021

Reds in Ed Newsletter: Teachers struggle for a safe reopening
Vol. 1 Issue 9

Reds in Ed
February 2021

San Francisco Teachers lead a car caravan demonstration for a safe reopening.

Reds in Ed Newsletter: Teacher struggle continues across the country
Vol. 1 Issue 8

Reds in Ed
January 2021


As a winter storm descends over the Midwest, the battle over school reopening in Chicago heats up. Marathon negotiating sessions between Chicago Public Schools  and the Chicago Teachers Union continued Jan. 25 with little definite progress. Some 71% of CTU membership voted over the weekend to continue teaching remotely. At the heart of the reopening question is this: why is Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot so intent on reopening schools as soon as possible when a vaccine is around the corner and the CDC estimates that 100,000 more people will die by February 13Read more.


Reds in Ed Newsletter: Virus surges across country, schools left struggling
Vol. 1 Issue 7

Reds in Ed
November 2020

Teachers stage sick outs and “test outs” as COVID surges. NYC Schools left struggling as second wave of COVID begins. Anti-racist protesters shut down Wisconsin school board meeting.
Read more.


Reds in Ed Newsletter: Keep Children and Educators COVID-19 Safe
Vol. 1 Issue 6

Reds in Ed
October 2020

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The unelected school board of Chicago Public Schools and mayor of our city, at every stage of the pandemic, have pushed for reopening and in-person learning despite unsafe conditions in the midst of a global pandemic. On October 15, a record setting day with 4,015 new COVID-19 cases and 53 deaths due the virus, CPS announced its intention to resume in-person learning for Pre-K and Special Education students for the second quarter of the school year, starting
November 9. Read more here.


Reds in Ed Newsletter: Socialists in the Struggle for Public Education
Vol. 1 Issue 5

Reds in Ed
September 2020

Reds in Ed held a webinar entitled Socialists in the Struggle for Public Education on Aug. 29, 2020. It is featured in this month’s newsletter, along with updates on the struggle in New York City, and heightened public health concerns as fall began with educator deaths from COVID-19.

The webinar featured a special report from New York City just before schools were set to reopen in person without regard for public safety, reports from education workers around the country who are socialists and union activists as well talks on the need for a revolutionary party as we fight for public education. Watch it here


Six Teacher Deaths at Start of Fall Semester Heighten Public Health Concerns

Stephanie Kenific
September 16, 2020


Reds in Ed Newsletter: Teachers hit the streets for safe and healthy schools Vol 1. Issue 4.

Reds in Ed
August 2020


CDC shifts under pressure, weakens safety standards for school reopening, parents and educators resist

Reds in Ed
July 31, 2020


Teachers Demand COVID-19 Containment Before Return to Campuses

Reds in Ed
July 13, 2020

When it comes to the risks to opening schools, in the words of San Jose, CA teacher Jodi Disario, “I think I need to draw the line at dying.” Read more


Under the Lash: Trump Says He’ll Cut Funding if Schools Don’t Reopen

July 9, 2020

Listen now to Chicago Teachers Union member and activist Nick Stender featured in this interview with updates on schools and COVID-19.


Reds in Ed Newsletter: Deadly toll of corona virus
Defund police, not education – Vol. 1, Issue 3

By Reds in Ed

July 8, 2020



Defund the police, not education

By Shaniqua Pippen

June 26, 2020



Reds in Ed in Solidarity with the Rebellions

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June 3, 2020



Reds in Ed Newsletter: Solidarity with the Rebellions – Vol. 1, Issue 2

By Reds in Ed

June 2, 2020



Reds in Ed Statement on May 30th Cancel the Rents Protests

By Reds in Ed

May 27, 2020



NYC Schools and COVID-19: A failed response and a looming crisis

By Shaniqua Pippen

May 25, 2020



DeVos diverts emergency funds to bolster private schools

By Stephanie Kay

May 24, 2020



Governor Cuomo Calls for Increased Digital Learning Despite Systemic Inequalities

By Stephanie Kenific

May 7, 2020



Reds in Ed Newsletter: Solidarity with the Rebellions – Vol. 1, Issue 1

By Reds in Ed

April 21, 2020



Chicago special ed parents show solidarity after COVID-19 school closure

By Catherine Henchek

March 26, 2020



Letter to my co-workers: The educators

By Frank Lara

March 19, 2020




Students, teachers speak at Boston School Committee in support of Black Lives Matter at School

By Amrita Dani

February 15, 2020


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