Bob Peterson

Bob Peterson is President of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association. A founding editor of Rethinking Schools, he has taught 5th grade for 30 years in MPS. He is co-editor with Michael Charney of Transforming Teacher Unions: Fighting for Better Schools and Social Justice (Rethinking Schools, 1998).

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Friday, July 10, 2015
How Gov. Scott Walker Is About to Decimate Wisconsin’s Public Schools
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is expected to do two things in the next few days: Formally announce his candidacy for for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and sign Wisconsin’s biennial budget. The first may receive national attention, but it is the second that will disastrously affect...
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Chicago Teachers Union rally in Daley Plaza in 2012. The nation's public schools, writes Peterson, "must become greenhouses for both democracy and community revitalization.' (Photo: pbarcas / cc / flickr) Views
Friday, May 23, 2014
A New Teacher Union Movement is Rising
A revitalized teacher union movement is bubbling up in the midst of relentless attacks on public schools and the teaching profession. Over the next several years this new movement may well be the most important force to defend and improve public schools, and in so doing, defend our communities and...
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