Our Friday and Saturday sessions were well-attended and we had a lively and insightful discussions of various aspects of how our union came into being. We were able to thoroughly cover the preface and first two chapters of The Teacher Rebellion.
I would like to forge ahead with the three that follow. Also, in response to suggestions and questions that came up I am adding some selections to the background reading.
Readings for discussion are Selden’s The Teacher Rebellion (Howard University Press 1985) chapters 3 – 4, and 5. This text will be the main focus of the discussion.
Our background reading includes chapters 8, 9 and 10 of Blackboard Unions by Marjorie Murphy (Cornell 1992). Also, look over the following readings for more background: Mark H. Maier, City Unions: Managing Discontent in New York City (Rutgers 1987) pages 108-118 and Stephen Cole, The Unionization of Teachers: A Case Study of the UFT (Praeger 1969) chapters 3 and 4.
I will send Zoom information, links to all the suggested readings, study questions and session notes from February 12-13 to everyone who registers. Register for February 19
See you Friday!