Teaching Labor History in Era of Teacher Uprisings June 1, 2018

Dear Friends of the Zinn Education Project,

We are inspired by educators from West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and beyond, who are standing up for the schools teachers and students deserve. These historic struggles are part of a wave of teacher rebellions sweeping the country — especially in “red states,” where years of tax cuts have decimated public school funding.

The Zinn Education Project has resources to help teachers bring labor history to the classroom — and help students see themselves as agents of change.

Help us reach 10,000 teachers in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and beyond with resources that help students explore labor struggles in history and today. Give today.

One teacher explained the impact of the strike on her students:

The older students thanked me for standing strong and speak of the school personnel with nothing but pride. It was an excellent lesson in not letting the bully make you feel bad. Show the bully you have a voice, feelings, and rights. — Kathy Baker, Kindergarten teacher, Mason County, WV

With your support, reach teachers across the country with resources like The Power in Our Hands — a collection of role plays and writing activities that project students into real-life situations to explore labor struggles in history and today.

Sincerely,

Bill Bigelow
Rethinking Schools

Deborah Menkart
Teaching for Change

P.S. Generous donors have already helped us raise 1/5 of the money we need to reach our goal. Please give today to help us raise $5,000. Your contribution today can help us reach at least 10,000 teachers.

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