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How Representative Are NEA’s Representatives?

January 19, 2017 How Representative Are NEA’s Representatives? The National Education Association is highly committed to ensuring the presence of members of racial and ethnic minorities on all of its representative bodies. Guarantees at all levels — national, state, and local — are written into the union’s founding documents. These guarantees are so important to NEA […]

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The U.S. Department of Education — Born in the NEA

January 12, 2017 The U.S. Department of Education — Born in the NEA. “Betsy DeVos is not qualified, and even more than unqualified, Betsy DeVos is an actual danger to students — especially our most vulnerable students,” said National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García of President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. secretary of education. […]

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The 10 Most Memorable Teachers Union Quotes of 2016

January 3, 2017 Teachers union officers and activists had a lot to say in 2016, and others had a lot to say about them. Here are the top 10 teacher union quotes of 2016, in countdown order: 10) “I am aware that Shelly Silver has been convicted of corruption-related offenses. However, the programs described above […]

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The Hundred-Year Teacher Shortage

December 21, 2016 The Hundred-Year Teacher Shortage. I came across an editorial from the National Education Association that I want to share. Here are a few excerpts: Is there a teacher shortage today? There is only one answer to this question. There is still an appalling lack of trained teachers throughout the country. There is […]

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With Question 2 Defeated, MA Teachers Turn To Ambitious Legislative Agenda

December 14, 2016 With Question 2 Defeated, MA Teachers Turn To Ambitious Legislative Agenda. Having successfully maintained the cap on the number of charter schools in the state, the Massachusetts Teachers Association is hoping to use that momentum to push a package of bills through the state legislature. The agenda was approved this month by the […]

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California Is Still The Golden State For Teacher Unions

November 30, 2016 California Is Still The Golden State For Teacher Unions. While teacher union affiliates across the country ponder what went wrong on Election Day, the California Teachers Association and California Federation of Teachers are celebrating another successful year at the polls. The unions helped deliver Hillary Clinton’s 29-point margin of victory in California and […]

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Did Teachers Unions Learn Anything From Hillary’s Loss?

November 23, 2016 Did Teachers Unions Learn Anything From Hillary’s Loss? As November neared, the two national teachers unions viewed the impending, near-certain election of Hillary Clinton as the first step to regaining the power and influence they had not enjoyed since her husband’s presidency. They also hoped that an anti-Trump wave would result in a […]

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