Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Why Are Teachers Striking?

Monday, November 25, 2019

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

164 Angell Street, Room 202

West Virginia, Oklahoma, Virginia, Los Angeles, Chicago — teachers across the nation are rising for change. What motivates teacher activism and how does it impact the American Educational system? Join Jonathan Collins, Assistant Professor of Education, and Maribeth Calabro, Rhode Island Teachers’ Union President, for a conversation on the current state of the Teacher Strike Movement and what it means for Rhode Island schools.

Jonathan Collins, Assistant Professor of Education, focuses his research on urban school reform, local politics, race and ethnicity, civic engagement and deliberative democracy. He recently published Do Teachers Want Democracy? Deliberative Culture and Teachers’ Evaluations of Schools in the Urban Affairs Review.

Maribeth Calabro, Rhode Island Teachers’ Union President.

Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy

Sponsored by The Department of Education

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