In this Weekend Reads excerpt from Lockdown High, Annette Fuentes reconstructs the history of school violence in the US, as both a fact and a concept, from the nineteenth century onwards.
Tithi Bhattacharya reports back from the West Virginia teachers' strike.
Oklahoma teachers have become the fifth body of school employees to walk out in the past two weeks, adding to fresh picket lines in West Virginia, Toronto, Illinois, and the UK.
They are fighting for three things: 1. A 5% raise; 2. A fully funded employee health fund (PEIA); 3. A political system that values public education more than gas and corporations.
The West Virginia Strike bears the fingerprints of resistance to virtually every malevolent feature of neoliberal capitalism.
The strike has the capacity to enlarge collectivism and deepen critical thinking, but it has also revealed that striking in an academic context is far from straightforward.
A brief attempt to think critically about the potential of a student "fee strike" to run alongside the University and College Union strike.
A conversation with David Harvey about the higher education system.