[Marxism] Social Movements Gave Rise to the “Teachers’ Revolt,” Not Bernie – New Politics

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Nov 6 13:44:22 MST 2019

In Eric Blanc’s recent article for Jacobin Magazine titled, “How Bernie 
Helped Spark the Teachers’ Revolt,” Blanc condenses one of the primary 
claims he originally made in his book, Red State Revolt (2019): that 
Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential run is one of the singular reasons for 
the recent resurgence of educator militancy. Such a claim is ultimately 
harmful to contemporary educator movements because it short-circuits our 
understandings of the often gendered labor, historical underpinnings, 
and complex relationships that entail igniting, organizing, and 
sustaining these movements.


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