Faculty note: Prof. Shelton quoted in Washington Post
Associate Prof. Jon Shelton is in the news again, this time in The Washington Post story, “Teacher strikes made 2018 the biggest year for worker protest in a generation.” “It’s a return to prominence for a profession that took the lead in the late 1960s and ‘70s, when educators fought for basic bargaining rights and, later, against budget cuts stemming from an economic downturn,” said Shelton … author of “Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order.”
He ranked the 2018 strikes among the most important labor victories in more than a century. “Perhaps the only time in history we’ve seen things of quite that magnitude was in the late nineteenth century when you had spontaneous revolts of working-class people,” Shelton said.