Reds at the Blackboard

An interview with Clarence Taylor on communism, civil rights, and the New York City Teachers Union.

Baruch College history professor Clarence Taylor’s most recent book, Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union examines the complex history between the radical Left and teacher unionism.

In this conversation, he talks about his years in New York City public high schools and his evolving views on liberalism, conservatism, and the direction of radical politics in the age of Obama.