In this audio piece, Dani O’Brien interviews the President of the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association (MTA), Barbara Madeloni. The MTA is the 110,000-member union representing educators in public PK-12 and higher education in Massachusetts. Barbara Madeloni is an education activist, a former high school English teacher, and a teacher-educator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She was elected President of the MTA in 2014, supported by a grassroots organization of teachers working to move the union in a more progressive, and activist, direction. In the interview, Barbara explains how the corporate assault on education produces structural violence, and talks about the nonviolent resistance she and other educators are engaged in. She discusses her campaign to become union president and the work she hopes to accomplish in that office.

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