Elizabeth Todd-Breland recovers the hidden history underlying the 2012-13 CTU strike and school closings battle. She tells the story of black education reformers’ community-based strategies to improve education beginning during the 1960s, as support for desegregation transformed into community control, experimental schooling models that pre-dated charter schools, and black teachers’ challenges to a newly assertive teachers’ union. This book reveals how these strategies collided with the burgeoning neoliberal educational apparatus during the late twentieth century, laying bare ruptures and enduring tensions between the politics of black achievement, urban inequality, and U.S. democracy.
Hear from author, Elizabeth Todd-Breland
FEATURING CTU MEMBERS:
- Pat Knazze, Retired Member
- Monique Redeaux-Smith, Dyett Hunger Striker
- Natasha Robinson, Charter School Organizer
- Tara Stamps, Candidate for 37th Ward Alderman
- Jeannette Taylor, Candidate for 20th Ward Alderman