Teachers need workers control for schools to open safely

Vol. 84/No. 31 - August 10, 2020

A debate is raging among the capitalist candidates over whether schools should be opened this fall or students consigned to desocializing “learning-at-home.” But the real question isn’t whether they should be open. It’s how they can be opened to be…


Parents protest asbestos threat in Philadelphia schools

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — On the way home after work Jan. 17, I drove past a demonstration of parents, teachers and students from McClure Elementary School a few blocks from my row house. They were protesting elevated levels of asbestos at the…


Education under capitalism is a class question

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

Below are excerpts from The Working Class and the Transformation of Learning: The Fraud of Education Reform Under Capitalism by SWP National Secretary Jack Barnes. Copyright © 2000 by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. The purpose of education in class…