Monday, February 18, 2008

AERA Conf. in NYC March 24-27

Please post and circulate this information. Registration is required and there is a $40 guest fee.
Our Special Interest Group WELCOMES teachers to our sessions and several folks have asked how they could meet UFT activists.

The AERA program is up. Check it out at

There is an online program that is just about always
"busy" but you can look through the PDF version.
Our SIG sessions are:

This last session
Thursday the 27th @ 4:05-5:35 is probably of particular interest.
Plus it comes at a time that classroom teachers can (more)
easily attend:

61.074. Organizing Against Intolerance: Teacher Unions,

Antiracist Education, and the Limits of Liberalism. SIGTeachers'
Work/Teacher Unions
New York Marriott Marquis Times Square, Majestic
Complex, Palace Room, 6th Floor
4:05 pm to 5:35 pm
Lois Weiner, New Jersey City University

"Communism is Jewish": New York City Teachers Unions and
Tolerance Education During World War II. Zoe Burkholder,
New York University
What's A Teacher Union for Anyway?: Race, Community,
and Organization in the Chicago Teachers Union, 1965-1973.

Kyle Westbrook, University of Illinois - Chicago
Keeping the Peace: Social Justice Teacher Unionism in a
Canadian Context. Cindy Rottmann, OISE/University of
A Critical Analysis of the BCTF Aboriginal Education

Program: A View From Within. Blanche Christine Stewart,
British Columbia Teachers' Federation
Wayne J. Urban, University of Alabama

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