By Sarah Ringler, Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers,
Evidence shows that teachers are stressed. A 2017 survey in
British Columbia found that two-thirds of teachers felt “stressed
and emotionally exhausted all, or most of the time. In the United
Kingdom, 86 percent of teachers reported increased workplace
stress. In the United States, 40 percent of teachers quit
teaching within five years, leaving schools with inexperienced
teachers who often are assigned to teach the most challenging and
Survivor tells horrific tale of persecution and murder
Angel Neri described the unique education given students at the
Raul Isidro Burgos School in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, in his speech
at CFT Convention. The school takes students from rural farming
communities, trains them as teachers, and then encourages them to
return to work in schools in the poorest, most remote communities
in Mexico. This has earned the school the enmity of corrupt and
violent elements of Mexican society.
Peter Brown is representing CFT at the 10th Annual Trinational
Coalition to Defend Public Education now underway in Mexico City.
Brown teaches at Laney College in Oakland and is a member of the
Peralta Federation of Teachers.