This article is reproduced by kind permission of FORUM: Volume 56, No,2 2014

Public school teachers in the USA are working in an era of intense interference from neoliberal reform policies. Corporate-driven forces are working to dismantle unions, narrow curricula, replace neighbourhood schools with charter schools, tie student test scores to teacher evaluation and replace university-prepared career teachers with 'elites' from Teach For America who have five weeks of training and a two-year committment to teach in 'high need' schools. Nevertheless teachers across the USA ar engaging in social action to combat neoliberal reforms. This article examines instances of teacher action and asks: are these moments of teacher action or the beginnings of a movement of teacher resistance to neoliberal school reform?