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Teachers Unions Are The Man — Union Employees and the Fight for Better Contracts

August 24, 2016 Teachers Unions Are The Man — Union Employees and the Fight for Better Contracts. America’s teacher unions are typically seen as actors shaping public policy — negotiating collective bargaining agreements with local school districts, lobbying state legislatures, and helping to elect candidates at every level, from school board to president. But unions are […]

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Act Locally, Think Nationally — NEA’s Plan to Capture America’s Hearts & Minds

August 17, 2016 Act Locally, Think Nationally — NEA’s Plan to Capture America’s Hearts & Minds. The National Education Association is not only the nation’s largest union, it is also a major commercial enterprise. Its national headquarters controls an annual budget of more than $365 million. Its state affiliates take in an additional $1.2 billion, and […]

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Los Angeles Teachers Head Is Ready to Incite A ‘State Crisis’ If Union Demands Are Not Met

August 10, 2016 Los Angeles Teachers Head Is Ready to Incite A ‘State Crisis’ If Union Demands Are Not Met. Alex Caputo-Pearl is the president of United Teachers Los Angeles, a union that has a long and storied history of discarding presidents elected as firebrands but who reign as defenders of the status quo. Caputo-Pearl seems […]

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3 Things America’s Biggest Teachers Union Will Expect From a Clinton White House

August 3, 2016 3 Things America’s Biggest Teachers Union Will Expect From a Clinton White House. As Hillary Clinton officially accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination last week in Philadelphia, the teachers’ unions moved one step closer to getting what they have desired for many years. The American Federation of Teachers endorsed Clinton in 2008, and only […]

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Attention Communiqué Readers!

Hopefully this isn’t too big of an adjustment for you, but from now on the weekly EIA Communiqué will appear on Wednesday mornings, and with good fortune at about the same clock time every week. The daily blog, Intercepts, will still go on as usual. There’s a good reason for this change after so many […]

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Kaine’s “A” Rating From NEA Doesn’t Mean Much

July 25, 2016 Kaine’s “A” Rating From NEA Doesn’t Mean Much. When Hillary Clinton named Tim Kaine as her running mate, the National Education Association was quick to applaud the choice. “A respected mayor, popular governor, and a current U.S. Senator, Kaine has been a tireless supporter of public education and students his entire public […]

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Which Side Are You On?

July 18, 2016 Which Side Are You On? I don’t pretend to be an expert on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), but I can recognize when the seams start to split on the law President Obama proclaimed a bipartisan “Christmas miracle.” The divide isn’t exactly along party lines, but two distinct groups have emerged and […]

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