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Where Do All Your Tax Dollars Go?

April 14, 2014 Where Do All Your Tax Dollars Go? For tomorrow’s income tax deadline, CNBC created a “tax tracker” so you can get an idea where the federal government gets its money and where it spends that money. It also helpfully provides the differences from last year, and in the case of spending, the […]

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Number Crunched: The New York State United Teachers Election

April 7, 2014 Number Crunched: The New York State United Teachers Election. Delegates to the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) representative assembly met over the weekend to conduct its usual business, and one item of unusual business. For the first time they were going to have to choose between two candidates for union president, […]

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California Teachers Association State Council At Work

March 31, 2014 California Teachers Association State Council At Work. A couple of weeks ago I put up a post called “NEA Fundamentals” and an Acrobat file that describes in rudimentary terms how the National Education Association governs itself. It is as useful for me as it is for you, since I spend a lot […]

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The “Social Justice Math” Equation

March 24, 2014 The “Social Justice Math” Equation. EAGnews.org posted video of Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis talking about teaching math using “social justice” concepts at the Network for Public Education conference in Austin, Texas, earlier this month. She said: You want to talk about organizing? You want to talk about social justice? People […]

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Special Quote of the Week Issue

March 17, 2014 Special Quote of the Week Issue. It was another one of those weeks when the quotable were particularly quotable. * “Who cares? Who cares?” – Diane Ravitch, reacting to the findings of the latest CREDO study from Stanford University showing academic gains for charter school students in Los Angeles. (March 12 Salon) […]

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Union Share of Teacher Workforce at Historic Low

March 10, 2014 Union Share of Teacher Workforce at Historic Low. Last week we examined how teacher unions stand in relation to the rest of the labor movement. As the number of union members overall continued its decades-long decline, teacher unions were able to add members for many years, and so became the predominant sector […]

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Teachers, Not Teamsters, Are the Typical Union Members

March 3, 2014 Teachers, Not Teamsters, Are the Typical Union Members. We can watch the ebb and flow of union membership from year to year, thanks to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and unionstats.com. And we can watch the ebb and flow of teacher union membership from year-to-year if I can continue to pry it […]

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