Change the Debate

We all need to pull together if we’re going to improve public education, says Steve Barr on MSNBC.

“It’s time to develop a “post-reform” education agenda that combines the best that both sides have to offer.”

Steve Barr in New York Daily News →

“I listen to the teachers. This is a player’s league now — I’m going to support them every way I can, and we’re going to be subservient to their work.”

Steve Barr on Democracy NOW! →

Teacher Action Network Blog

Online Voting for UTLA? →

Only 20% of dues-paying members vote in United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). These two teachers believe online voting provides a solution. More →


LAUSD teachers have been working without a contract since 2011 and recently the L.A. teachers union, UTLA, voted to negotiate for a 17.6% raise.
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Are U.S. teachers underpaid? The Department of Education repeatedly says that a quality teacher is the most important school-based factor in a child’s education, so why don’t teachers get paid more?
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