Faculty note: Prof. Shelton interviewed in Education Week

Teacher strikes are heating up in more states, according to a story in Education Week. UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) provided commentary…

“[When you] combine the red-state actions in the spring with a real state of galvanization in the aftermath of the Janus case, it really wouldn’t surprise me to see teachers moving in a more militant direction in blue states as well,” said Shelton.

He pointed to the tensions bubbling over in Los Angeles, where nearly all of the union members who cast a ballot voted to authorize a strike. The union is demanding a pay raise for teachers, class-size reductions, and more school nurses, librarians, and restorative-justice advisers.” See more.