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When Teachers Rise Up and Resist

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 26, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 23:41

Guest: Doris Santoro, PhD, Associate Professor, Education and Chair of the Education Department, Bowdoin College Many of America’s teachers are unhappy. In states across the country, from West Virginia to Washington State, teachers have marched on state capitols and held strikes this year. They want better pay, smaller classrooms, better financial support for programs. Many oppose state and federal rules that require teachers to use certain textbooks or give their students high-pressure tests. But when teachers are protesting, they’re not in the classroom doing their jobs. Is it possible for teachers to resist and press for change in their profession without derailing the education of the children in their care? Listen to