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October 29, 2018
These Detroit teachers aren’t giving up hope that a union can help bring stability to struggling charter schools
Some teachers and parents gave up hope that the Southwest Detroit Community School could recover from backsliding test scores and relentless administrative turnover.
June 27, 2018
‘Don’t count us out’: After Janus decision, teachers unions vow to fight and conservative groups celebrate
NEA: “Today’s radical decision by the Supreme Court is a blatant slap in the face for educators, nurses, firefighters, police officers and all public servants."
janus v. AFSCME
June 27, 2018
Supreme Court decision in Janus deals blow to nation’s teachers unions
The ruling means that states and school districts will no longer be able to require employees to pay negotiating fees — which could hurt membership and power.
April 27, 2018
As unions rejoice over possible teacher evaluations reversal, original advocates say change will ‘mask inequity’
No one was more jarred by a bill to remove test scores from teacher evaluations than advocates who convinced the state to go that direction in the first place.
all vouchers all the time
June 26, 2017
Today in school vouchers: One Supreme Court case and two new studies you should know about
Monday was a busy news day for school vouchers.
April 18, 2017
Randi Weingarten promises to ‘educate’ Betsy DeVos as AFT kicks off campaign against Trump agenda
She was there to kick off a campaign called Building Schools, Not Walls, just two days before she’s set to visit schools with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
July 27, 2016
Teachers brave heat to vent anger over ALEC’s influence on Indiana education laws
Most of their complaints focused on the state’s private school tuition voucher program.
February 10, 2016
Unions: Teacher mentoring bill leaves too many out
The bill also wouldn't let unions negotiate extra pay that comes with the new programs.
June 11, 2015
De Blasio lauds CTE programs at union event, saying city will support their growth
"We are going to strengthen them and we are going to make them available to even more," de Blasio said of the city's career and technical education programs.
April 1, 2015
As NYSUT endorses testing opt-outs, city union holds back
After the head of the state teachers union urged parents this week to boycott the state tests, some are calling on the UFT to follow suit.
March 11, 2015
At widespread anti-Cuomo protests, parents and teachers to join hands
Pushback against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education agenda sparked plans for rallies across the city.
February 16, 2015
Ritz rallies supporters against efforts to limit her power at Statehouse
Gov. Mike Pence, Republican legislators and his appointed State Board of Education's refusal to respect Ritz's authority as state superintendent — including targeting her in several bills this year aimed at removing her from leading the Indiana State Board of Education — is what prompted the Indiana Coalition for Public Education to plan the rally.
January 28, 2015
Statehouse labor battle renewed as teachers unions cry foul
The battle over teachers unions in Indiana might be on again. A bill heard in a Senate committee today would challenge unions’ very right to represent…
August 11, 2014
Weingarten pushes state to release more test questions
The state released half of the questions from the 2014 state exams last week, but some people want more—including Randi Weingarten, president of the American…
November 26, 2013
Unions plan a ‘National Day of Action’ around education
[A poster for a planned “National Day of Action,” courtesy of the NEA.] Dozens of desks bunched together in a public square to symbolize…
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