Faculty note: Prof. Shelton featured in ‘Education Week’
UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) was part of an extensive interview with Education Week on March 13, 2018 regarding teacher strikes. “The history of teacher strikes dates back to the 1950s and 1960s, when teachers and other public employees started pushing for the collective-bargaining rights held by private-sector employees. Most strikes in those decades — sometimes hundreds per year — focused on getting school boards to recognize teachers’ right to bargain, according to Shelton, author of Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order. Through the 1980s, much of the conflict revolved around staving off budget cuts and defending the gains teachers had made in the previous decades. ‘It’s not an exaggeration to say teacher strikes were a part of everyday life,'” says Shelton. Read the full story.