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“An Educator's Commitment”: Professionalism and Civil Rights in the 1960s

in Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226660714
eISBN:
9780226660738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660738.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter elaborates upon the simultaneous changes in unionists' conceptions of teachers' rights and black New Yorkers' strategies to improve their neighborhood schools. This culminated in the ... More


The Triumph of the United Federation of Teachers and the Defeat of Social Unionism

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines an important chapter in American history: the fight between the New York City Teachers Union (TU) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) to determine which brand of teacher ... More


Dropping Dead: Teachers, the New York City Fiscal Crisis, and Austerity

Jon Shelton

in Teacher Strike!: Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040870
eISBN:
9780252099373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040870.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter documents the New York City fiscal crisis of 1975. The city’s drastic position had been caused by its robust promise of social welfare state coupled with national economic downturn and ... More


Introduction

in Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226660714
eISBN:
9780226660738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660738.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

It is essential to understand the connection between teacher professionalism and civil rights to grasp fully the what is central to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation that not only has an ... More


Teacher Power, Black Power, and the fracturing of Labor Liberalism

Jon Shelton

in Teacher Strike!: Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040870
eISBN:
9780252099373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040870.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter chronicles the growing conflict between the Black Power movement—an extension of the civil rights movement seeking the formation of black political and community institutions—and ... More


Conclusion

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter focuses on the disbandment of the New York City Teachers Union (TU) after losing to the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) in the battle for the right to become sole ... More


Creating a City for Workers: Union Strategies on Child Care in New York City

Susanna F. Schaller, K. C. Wagner, and Mildred E. Warner

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses the duality of labor strategy in the child care sector with one case study of unions campaigning to expand their members' access to child care benefits, paired with a second ... More


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