Stories of Resistance

February 2016

Principal Discusses Parent’s right to refuse state standardized exams in New York

February 7th, 2016|

Listen to the truth spoken by New York principal, Jamaal Bowman. Testing and the policies that have been constructed around it have disproportionately harmed those students who are black and brown, living in poverty, who have disabilities, and who are

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January 2016

  • Detroit Teachers Fight For Better Conditions In Public Schools

    Broken toilets, falling glass, black mold—Detroit teachers are posting photos on social media to get better conditions for their students

    Posted by NowThis on Friday, January 15, 2016

Detroit Teachers “Sick” of Learning and Working Conditions

January 19th, 2016|

The Deplorable Learning Conditions Of Detroit Public Schools Are Unethical, Not Our Protests

Pam NamyslowskiElementary school teacher, Detroit Public Schools

Mr. Earley,

I have been a teacher in Detroit Public Schools for 24 years. I feel the need to respond to some of

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May 2015

Albuquerque Teachers Burn their Evaluations

May 24th, 2015|

The fate of all levels of teacher evaluations. Main entrance, APS Central Office.
May 20, 2015

Up in Smoke

         A day after a large group of Albuquerque teachers made bold statements before burning their evaluations at Central Office, the

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ALL Student Walk Out – NJ

May 18th, 2015|

On Friday, May 22nd Students in ALL High Schools in Newark, NJ will walk out to meet at Newark City Hall to demand: Full Local Control-Not Christie Control, Community Schools-Not Turnaround Schools, Halt the Expansion of Charter Schools, Termination of

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A Community Serenade: If Cuomo Had a Heart

May 18th, 2015|

A community to parents, teachers, and students gathered during Teacher Appreciation Week to serenade New York’s Governor Cuomo! This occurred at a rally by the MORE caucus of the UFT in Washington Square Park.  The weather was beautiful, and it

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Jesse “The Walking Man” Turner – from CT to D.C.

May 4th, 2015|

One Man Walking in the Name of Love
Ring every bell,
Shout from every hamlet, village and town corner,
Bang every drum in every city,
Dr. Jesse P. Turner, AKA the Walking Man, is going to tell it from the mountaintop,

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December 2014

SOS in Action: 2011-2016 and beyond

December 24th, 2014|

On the March to Save and Transform Public Schools

SOSers have been busy since our inception in 2010, and our work continues to span across the country. Below are some of the events we have planned and some in which we

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March 2014

Quit Clowning Around with OUR Schools

March 19th, 2014|

Maryland Teachers Dress as Clowns to Protest Testing

“Stop clowning around with education. That is the message a group of Baltimore City Public School teachers are trying to send and they’re willing to get a little silly to get your attention.

You may have

February 2014

Creative Resistance in Time Lapse

February 27th, 2014|

You may recognize this profile as John King, the current Education Commissioner of New York state. This piece was created by artist and teacher, Jennifer Ohar Scott, and in order to detail the symbolism within the piece, she created a

November 2013

A Funeral for Closed Schools

November 15th, 2013|

Priests, Caskets, a Marching Band, & a Couple of Witches
On October 29, 2013 a funeral was held outside the New York City Panel for Educational Policy.   See footage from the funeral here.

When Michael Bloomberg was elected mayor of New