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Teachers Unions: All For Accountability... In Theory

Bob Bowdon | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Bob Bowdon

There's an easy way to predict whether teachers unions will oppose an accountability proposal. Just find out if the plan would lead to actual dismissals of poorly performing teachers.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Progressive Groups Launch Debt Ceiling Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the nation less than a week away from the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling, a group of progressive and labor organizations...

Joy Resmovits

What's In A Resolution: NEA's Van Roekel Says Language Shift Does Not Signal Policy Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.06.2011 | Education

When the National Education Association held its membership conference over Independence Day weekend, it made headlines for endorsing Barack Obama ear...

Nation's Largest Education Union Endorses Obama's Re-Election

AP | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The nation's largest education union has endorsed President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Members of the National Education As...

NEA Endorses Obama's Bid for Second Term

The Wall Street Journal | Stephanie Bancero | Posted 09.03.2011 | Education

CHICAGO —The nation's largest teachers union voted Monday to endorse President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid, despite teachers' widespread unh...

'A Fight Within The Family'

Posted 09.03.2011 | Education

In an address to members of the National Education Association Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden sought the union's support in the upcoming presidentia...

13 Things The NEA Hates About Arne Duncan

Posted 09.02.2011 | Education

At its annual meeting in Chicago, The National Education Association's Representative Assembly passed Saturday New Business Item C., a strongly worded...

America's Next Educational Crisis

Franklin Schargel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Books
Franklin Schargel

America faces a severe school dropout problem, and students who leave school do not cause it. Far more teachers, by percentage, drop out of school than students.

WWE's Bullying Smackdown

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 08.16.2011 | Education
Rosalind Wiseman

Can Stephanie McMahon's "Be a Star" PSA be credible when so young people have seen her humiliated and mock beaten by her real life husband Triple H on the WWE mat?

Joy Resmovits

Who Can Authorize Charter Schools?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education

A Georgia Supreme Court decision that challenges a state commission's ability to greenlight the creation of charter schools may have implications for ...

Joy Resmovits

How Should Teachers Be Fired?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- State lawmakers from Illinois to Tennessee are considering laws that could change what it means to be a teacher, as labor policy has becom...

Sam Stein

Obama's Stimulus Reaps Rewards: Major Education Union Begins 2012 Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Education Association’s decision on Friday to begin the formal process of endorsing President Barack Obama’s re-electio...

Why I Proudly Belong To A Teachers Union

Christal Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christal Watts

Never did I think that the career I chose a little over a decade ago would be facing such horrendous attacks from the right and the left.

Debit Card Sharps: The Fight Over Wall Street's 'Invisible Tax'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Think of the debit fee as an invisible, federal sales tax on everything you buy with a card -- except that you never got to vote on it and may not have even known it existed before it came up in the debate over bank reform.

Democracy Day: A Call For Civics In Our Classrooms

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Smith

Rock the Vote and the National Education Association are celebrating the first annual Democracy Day, and hundreds of teachers around the country will teach Democracy Class to their students.

Public Sector Continues To Decline

Reuters | Lisa Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

hemorrhage (Reuters) - The jobs outlook is growing dimmer and dimmer for the public sector. Federal employment data released on Friday shows tha...

Read Across America 2011: Michelle Obama To Read Classic Dr. Seuss Book

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Education Association (NEA) will host its 14th annual Read Across America Day tomorrow, March 2, at the Library of Congress. First Lady M...

The Influence of John Merrow on an Urban Teacher

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Many times, I found myself wanting to skip to the final pages and see Merrow's bottom line.

What If There Was an Educational Civil War and Nobody Came?

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

All too often, data-driven accountability has turned schooling into an un-funny version of the famous scene in "I Love Lucy" where she struggled to keep up with the assembly line at the candy factory.

Who Had The Most Effective Election Spending? (Hint: Not Karl Rove)

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After all the talk about the impact of independent groups on this year's midterm elections, the debate over at least one important question can now be...

Education Conference To Focus On Teacher Contracts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

TAMPA, Fla. — Federal education officials are teaming up with teachers unions to hold a national conference on labor-management collaboration. ...

Arne Duncan, Teachers Unions Announce Education Reform Summit

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Conventional wisdom holds that teachers unions are stuck in the status quo and that there are few examples of labor-management teamwork on education r...

Amanda Terkel

Teachers Unions Pile On Jim DeMint

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joining several LGBT and women's rights organizations, the nation's two major teachers unions are now coming out and criticizing Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-...

Christie's War Against New Jersey Public Employees

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

If Governor Christie's war on public employees, especially his war on teachers, is successful, teachers in surrounding states will also be threatened and education will suffer from another major blow.

Waiting for "Waiting for Superman" (VIDEO)

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jack Hidary

A new film -- Waiting for Superman -- will send shockwaves through the political debate on education and will force the issue for the November elections.