12 people from the BCCC community attended the 50th Anniversary March on Washington for Jobs and Justice.More
AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch called Governor Corbett decision to advance $265 million in already appropriated funding to Philadelphia schools "too little too late." Read his statement following the governor's Center City press conference, as well as comments by Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' President Jerry Jordan.
A California Superior Court judge ruled this week that state seniority, tenure and due process violate students' rights to an effective education. Click read more to read a report from our affiliates at the California Federation of Teachers/California Teachers Association.
Adjuncts Living in Fear:
The cover story of the Dec. 18 issue of the San Diego Reader unveils “academe’s dirty little secret” about the academic staffing crisis. The exploitation of contingent faculty is no secret to AFT members, of course, but the article about the self-censoring pragmatism of highly educated professionals working with no job guarantees from semester to semester is a disturbing read.
The increasing exploitation of contingent faculty members is one dimension of an employment strategy sometimes called the "two-tiered" or "multitiered" labor system.
AFT President Randi Weingarten appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" television show to make the case for teachers' due process rights, to correct widely held misconceptions about the teaching workforce, and to clarify that problems tied to evaluation are often mislabeled as due process issues.