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Now Critics, Unions Supported Build-Up of Police in Schools for Years

September 28, 2016 Now Critics, Unions Supported Build-Up of Police in Schools for Years. The Dignity in Schools Campaign, a coalition of more than 100 civil rights groups, called for the removal of all law enforcement officers from the nation’s public schools last week. “The presence of police in schools has escalated dramatically in the last […]

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New Warnings of Teacher Shortage Sound Like Déjà Vu All Over Again

September 21, 2016 New Warnings of Teacher Shortage Sound Like Déjà Vu All Over Again. The Learning Policy Institute released a report last week warning of an impending teacher shortage. It was coupled with a day-long forum in Washington DC, and generated positive press coverage in U.S. News & World Report, National Public Radio and […]

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Unions Have Cash But Not Partners In Fight Against MA Charter Proposal

September 14, 2016 Unions Have Cash But Not Partners In Fight Against MA Charter Proposal. Save Our Public Schools, the Massachusetts campaign fighting to retain the state’s cap on charter schools, describes itself as “a grassroots organization of families, parents, educators and students.” But a glance at its campaign finance disclosure shows it to be […]

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How NEA Came to Love Citizens United

September 8, 2016 How NEA Came to Love Citizens United. The outsized influence of the rich on American elections and politics dates to the early days of the republic. More recently, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 sharply elevated these fears by lifting many restrictions on political spending by corporations and nonprofit […]

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When NEA Fights With Its Own Breakaway Locals

August 31, 2016 When NEA Fights With Its Own Breakaway Locals. A group of Indiana teachers filed a petition to replace the Carmel Clay Education Association (CCEA) with an independent union. The petitioners claim this will save teachers the $675 they now send to the Indiana State Teachers Association and the National Education Association. The […]

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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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