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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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6 Upsides Of A Tough Election For Teachers’ Unions

November 16, 2016 6 Upsides Of A Tough Election For Teachers’ Unions. Leaders of the two national teachers’ unions were among those most surprised by the election of Donald Trump last week. The Twitter timelines of Lily Eskelsen-García, president of the National Education Association, and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten were filled on […]

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The Story of Teacher Attrition Takes Some JOLTS

November 2, 2016 The Story of Teacher Attrition Takes Some JOLTS. Alarms about a potential national teacher shortage rang out in September after the Learning Policy Institute issued a cautionary report that warned of a “coming crisis in teaching.” National Public Radio chimed in dramatically: the first words of its headline were “Frustration. Burnout. Attrition.” In […]

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What Hillary Told the NEA

October 26, 2016 What Hillary Told the NEA. When Hillary Clinton addressed the National Education Association board of directors in October 2015, it was to ensure that the union would endorse her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination before the start of the primaries. This she accomplished. The summaries and quotes I published at the time were based […]

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How NEA Brass Made Sure the Union Endorsed Clinton — Even If It Didn’t Want To

October 19, 2016 How NEA Brass Made Sure the Union Endorsed Clinton — Even If It Didn’t Want To. The Wikileaks release of hacked e-mails to and from John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, provides a unique view into the inner workings of modern electoral politics. As the nation’s largest labor union and an […]

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Teachers’ Unions Decry “Outside Money” in Politics, But They’re the Source of a Lot of It

October 13, 2016 Teachers’ Unions Decry “Outside Money” in Politics, But They’re the Source of a Lot of It. Union advocates often decry the influence of “out-of-state” or “outside” money on state politics, but in most cases state unions could not function politically without it. National Education Association affiliates in Georgia and Maine both operate on […]

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