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Put a Stake in Stakeholders

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Hillary to Attend NEA Convention; How Will That Go?

Hillary Clinton will keep a promise she made to the National Education Association last October and attend the union’s annual convention in Washington DC in July. This is not unusual, since all NEA-endorsed Presidential candidates have either attended the event or addressed the delegates electronically. What will be different is there will still be a […]

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Texas State Teachers Association’s Finances

Everything is bigger in Texas… except the Texas State Teachers Association, which is 22 percent smaller than it was 20 years ago. TSTA is $5.6 million in the red, and was reliant on a $3.3 million project grant from NEA to supplement its dues collections from members. Total membership – 46,707, down 1,060 members Total […]

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AFT Gets Charter Union in Cleveland, Loses One in New Orleans

All 22 employees of the Cleveland College Preparatory School voted to join the American Federation of Teachers, making it the third unionized charter school in the area. However, teachers rejected unionization at the Lusher Charter School in New Orleans, in an election held after AFT sought to have the union automatically recognized through card check. […]

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Union Exposes Vast Right-Wing, Moderate & Center-Left Conspiracy

In 2013 a Massachusetts Teachers Association task force created “Threat from the Right,” a document designed to alert members to the evil forces arrayed against them. Today the union updated that report with “Threat to Public Education Now Centers on Massachusetts,” indicating the threat has expanded beyond the right-wing and even includes some foundations and organizations […]

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How Green Is My SuperPAC?

We also have to address the unaccountable dark money in politics. I think the Supreme Court made a grave error with its Citizens United decision. And I will do everything I can do to appoint Supreme Court Justices who will protect the right to vote and not the right of billionaires to buy elections. – […]

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Madeloni Wins, Gets $9.2 Million to Fight Charters

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