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If the 1960’s were known as the era of vigorous student militancy in most sectors of American education, the 1970’s may well go down in history as the decade of the angry teacher.

View: The Making of a Teachers’ Union: The National Education Association, USA, 1957-1973

Not long ago, in the pages of this journal, I argued a number of propositions about the current state of historical research in the area of teacher unionism. One of those propositions was that a full explanation of the history of teacher union activity in the U.S.A. quite likely would require a three-pronged analysis involving the local, state, and national arenas.

View: NEA Higher Education: 150 Years and Growing

In 2007, the National Education Association celebrated its 150th year. Over this time, NEA has been a driving force in education at all levels.

View: The Red State Revolt, The Uniqueness of Arizona’s Red for Ed Teacher’s Movement

The ongoing Red for Ed movement in Arizona sparks an interesting discussion on its place as a social movement. This thesis examines the movement in close detail, particularly in regard to how it fits within the social movement literature’s insider/outsider framework.

View: Teacher Unions conflict in New York City, 1935–1960

While studies of the New York City Teachers Union (TU) generally attribute its eventual demise to the Red Scares of the 1940s and 1950s, this article situates the TU in the history of New York City teachers associations more generally.

View: UTLA Declares Impasse July 2, 2018

The members of United Teachers Los Angeles believe that neighborhood public schools should serve as the essential anchors of our communities. As educators we see first-hand what students need in our classrooms, our school, our clinics, and our neighborhoods, and we deal with the issues that too often prevent those needs from being met.