Nick Juravich’s new TLS guide is an op-ed written by civil rights organizer Bayard Rustin on the signing of the first union contract for paraprofessional educators (classroom and school support staff) in New York City. It was published in the New York Amsterdam News, the city’s largest black-owned newspaper.Read more →
posts and bio Nick Juravich
Nick Juravich is a PhD Candidate in US History at Columbia University. His dissertation, provisionally titled "An Education in Democracy: Paraprofessionals in Schools, Communities, and the Labor Movement, 1965-1980," analyzes the creation and development of programs that brought thousands of working-class mothers into public schools as paraprofessionals in the 1960s and 1970s. Nick is a 2014-2015 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellow, and serves as Scholar in Residence at Metropolitan College of New York.