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The Resource A fight for the soul of public education : the story of the Chicago teachers strike, Steven K. Ashby and Robert Bruno

A fight for the soul of public education : the story of the Chicago teachers strike, Steven K. Ashby and Robert Bruno

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A fight for the soul of public education : the story of the Chicago teachers strike
Title
A fight for the soul of public education
Title remainder
the story of the Chicago teachers strike
Statement of responsibility
Steven K. Ashby and Robert Bruno
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Language
eng
Summary
In reaction to the changes imposed on public schools across the country in the name of "education reform," the Chicago Teachers Union redefined its traditional role and waged a multidimensional fight that produced a community-wide school strike and transformed the scope of collective bargaining into arenas that few labor relations experts thought possible. Using interviews, first-person accounts, participant observation, union documents, and media reports, Steven K. Ashby and Robert Bruno tell the story of the 2012 strike that shut down the Chicago school system for seven days. A Fight for the Soul of Public Education takes into account two overlapping, parallel, and equally important stories. One is a grassroots story of worker activism told from the perspective of rank-and-file union members and their community supporters. Ashby and Bruno provide a detailed account of how the strike became an international cause when other teachers unions had largely surrendered to corporate-driven education reform. The second story describes the role of state and national politics in imposing educational governance changes on public schools and draconian limitations on union bargaining rights. It includes a detailed account of the actual bargaining process revealing the mundane and the transcendental strategies of both school board and union representatives. -- Provided by publisher
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NIC/DLC
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Ashby, Steven K
Dewey number
331.88/1137110977311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2844.47.U62
LC item number
A75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-
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Bruno, Robert
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  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Education and state
  • Teachers
  • EDUCATION
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Education and state
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Teachers
  • Illinois
Label
A fight for the soul of public education : the story of the Chicago teachers strike, Steven K. Ashby and Robert Bruno
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Education reform from Washington to Chicago -- The era of mayoral control begins -- Chicago school teachers and core -- Evaluating teachers and political opportunism -- Senate Bill 7 -- The contract campaign -- Emanuel provokes, teachers prepare to bargain -- The start of 2012 contract negotiations -- A breakthrough and prelude to a strike -- The strike -- Bargaining during the strike and a deal reached
Control code
ocn951760578
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 309 pages
Isbn
9781501704918
Lccn
2016030324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501704918
  • (OCoLC)951760578
Label
A fight for the soul of public education : the story of the Chicago teachers strike, Steven K. Ashby and Robert Bruno
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Education reform from Washington to Chicago -- The era of mayoral control begins -- Chicago school teachers and core -- Evaluating teachers and political opportunism -- Senate Bill 7 -- The contract campaign -- Emanuel provokes, teachers prepare to bargain -- The start of 2012 contract negotiations -- A breakthrough and prelude to a strike -- The strike -- Bargaining during the strike and a deal reached
Control code
ocn951760578
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 309 pages
Isbn
9781501704918
Lccn
2016030324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501704918
  • (OCoLC)951760578

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