Mark Naison

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Mark Naison is a Professor of African American Studies and History at Fordham University, director of the Bronx African American History Project and co-founder of the Badass Teachers Association. He became active in defense of public education and public school teachers when the community history projects he directed were pushed out of Bronx schools by a mania for testing and school closings, a process described in his most recent book "Badass Teachers Unite" published by Haymarket Books.


Call for Professors to Boycott Teach for America

by on May 20, 2014

Should Labor Historians Encourage A Boycott of Teach for America? Please comment.

In the last few years, Teach for America has gone out of its way to send its Corps members into cities which have fired large numbers of veteran union teachers-among them Chicago, Newark and Washington DC.

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