Education

PSU Students Walk Out of Classes to Support AAUP Teachers Rally

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
          The teachers at Portland State University face a possible strike by early April, after declaring impasse in their negotiations with the university administration last week.
           Thursday Feb. 27, over 600 P.S.U. students walked out of their classes to support the Portland State chapter of the American Association of University Professors, who held a rally on the P.S.U. Park Blocks at noon. The teachers’ union has been bargaining with the P.S.U. administration for a new contract for 11 months.
        The A.A.U.P - PSU also filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Oregon Employment Relations Board. 4:05 minutes (3.74 MB)

KBOO Youth Collective: Interview with Democracy Cup

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014
S INCE 2008 Oregonians have had the opportunity to preregister to vote at age 17.
The sooner young people become engaged as voters, the more likely they are
to vote the rest of their lives, not to mention become active and engaged
members of their community.

Democracy Cup brings civics straight into junior and senior classrooms,
lunch-hours, and school wide assemblies in order to meet young Oregonians where they are and get them set on the course to being lifelong citizen leaders.

Interview by Laurel, KBOO Youth Collective. 6:24 minutes (5.85 MB)

PSU Student Union members interviewed about impending PSU teacher strike

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014
PSU Student Union members interviewed about the possibility of the PSU professors strike, and the walkout to support faculty Thursday Feb 27th. 5:56 minutes (5.43 MB)

Portland Student Union activist, Kate Barnes, on PPS/PAT struggle

program date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014
Bill talks with Kate Barnes, a student at Cleveland High School and activist with the Portland Student Union. They talk about what's ailing Portland's schools from the student perspective (something the mainstream media does not cover) and how they are struggling alongside their teachers for the schools our kids (they) deserve.  7:26 minutes (5.1 MB)

Elizabeth Thiel, PPS Teacher and Parent, on PAT/PPS contract struggle

program date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014

Bill Resnick talks with Elizabeth Thiel, a Portland Public School teacher and parent, about recent contract struggles. They talk about why they wanted to go on strike. She says teachers want to maintain and increase their ability to their job well. This means smaller classes, reduced workload, no more wasting money on consultants, more wrap-around services for creating education equity, challenging the standardized testing paradigm that subverts the teacher autonomy.

Elizabeth recently wrote an article for Labor Notes on this too.

 
18:04 minutes (12.4 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 24 2014

program date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014
 
Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole and we hear a double report from Portland Public School teachers and student activists, a review of the fiction of Anita Brookner, as well as a discussion about the politics of Pete Seeger and his music.
55:05 minutes (37.82 MB)

Tonalli on 02/25/14

Program: 
Tonalli
Air date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
A Latina/o radio talk [spanish] show covering local, regional and international news.
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