Monthly Archives: April 2011

Give States Some FAT

After years of teaching numeracy to undergraduate college students, I’ve developed a few rules-of-thumb to try and help students stop reading around numbers and instead read into them.  One of the rules goes like this: “If somebody gives you an … Continue reading

Posted in Contributors, Issues, Jack Metzgar, The Working Class and the Economy, Working-class politics | 2 Comments

Should Working-Class People Go to College?

That sounds like an irreverent question.  It might even sound like I’m denigrating either working-class people or college.  So let me say this from the outset: I think higher education is important and valuable, and I am delighted that so … Continue reading

Posted in Class and Education, Contributors, Issues, Sherry Linkon | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Reframing the Public-Sector Worker Debate

In a March 10 op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker set the record straight on why he is fighting public unions, and in so doing he evoked a frame that could easily have appeared in … Continue reading

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Now’s the Time: Organizing in the Face of the Class War

Despite inspiring and massive rallies and protest campaigns, the two most visible attacks on America’s working class – the anti-union bills in Wisconsin and Ohio – have both been signed into law.  While the attack on public sector unions is, … Continue reading

Posted in Contributors, Issues, John Russo, Sherry Linkon, Working-class politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments