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Teachers Union President: Betsy DeVos 'Has Tried To Take The Public Out Of Public Education'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics

Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers union, on Monday excoriated President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary...

Around The World In 30 Days: October 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report What can we learn from the best teaching and learning practices of mathematics around the world? Who was the ...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Fadel

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.18.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We need to re-examine college entrance requirements (and their tests).  They hold change hostage to antiquated and incomplete requirements.  Massiv...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Ravitch

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.05.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In my view, historians will look on this era as a period of failed mandates, of willful and ignorant attacks on public education and the education pr...

Around the World in 30 Days: September 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report Why does character education matter? And why do so many believe its role in schools is more important than ev...

Donald Trump Presidency Would Mean The 'Decimation Of Public Education,' Says Top Teachers Union Leader

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Randi Weingarten has been an outspoken surrogate for Hillary Clinton. She spoke at the Democratic National Convention in August, and he...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I will use my office as a 'bully pulpit': to describe what should happen in our educational systems; to call attention to positive as well as negativ...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Weingarten

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.01.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"If we could turn back the clock, we would like to have seen a greater emphasis on our biggest challenges--funding inequity, segregation, the effects ...

Around the World in 30 Days: August 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.30.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report What would you do if you were US Education Secretary? What Curriculum makes education relevant in a 21st Cent...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Fisher

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Amidst debates about college access and affordability, we think the question of employer needs should sit at the core of higher education conversatio...

Around the World in 30 Days: July 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report As the United States prepares to elect a new President this November, putting every student on a path towards...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Hargreaves

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.24.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"What the US now needs is a learning Secretary who promotes challenging and joyful learning for all students, uplifting and impactful learning for edu...

PREDICTING NEW YORK: Hillary's Experience + Sanders Agenda = Clinton45.

Mark Green | Posted 04.17.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgNew Yorkers Weingarten, Cooke and Green agree that Sanders is attracting record crowds and voters for an insurgent. But Clinton wins handily because a practical progressive beats a walking-wish-list now campaigning with acrimony and sanctimony. Conservatives hope to "lose with Cruz."

Diversity in Teaching: TFA Walks the Walk, AFT Talks the Talk

Erika Sanzi | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
Erika Sanzi

It takes a lot of nerve for the head of a huge teaching organization known to have an overwhelmingly white membership to play the diversity card against another teaching organization that has 50 percent teachers of color, yet in the crazy world of education politics, it happened.

Education Policies Worthy of the Name 'Reform'

Randi Weingarten | Posted 12.19.2016 | Education
Randi Weingarten

This new law can create positive change. States will now take the lead on accountability, interventions and teacher evaluation systems. While some states will mess up, we hope most will learn from the failures of NCLB and give teachers and schools the latitude and support to deeply engage students and to focus on the whole child.

Lighten the Load on Our Nurses for Better Health Care

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Prior to the OSH Act, workplace safety was a concept only familiar to those with a good union or an unusually goodhearted boss. There was no law saying your employer had to send you home every day in one piece. The OSH Act changed that.

Randi and Eva: Stop Suspending Our Babies!

Reggie Harris | Posted 10.28.2016 | Black Voices
Reggie Harris

The best action that either of you can take for Black kids is to decide to stop suspending them now. Commit to the hard work of being creative in finding new restorative justice models. Support organizations that truly consist of the people that they are supposed to help.

Around the World in 30 Days -- September 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In the response from our global teacher bloggers to our September question, "What was your most challenging classroom and how did you turn it around?", a common theme ran through all anecdotes -- an openness to student experience that allows for a more understanding, empathetic response to student's problems.

The Global Search for Education: Teaching in a Global World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.19.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Randi Weingarten is the President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). I talk to Randi about what we can learn from successful education models abroad, the increasing importance of teachers having robust global and cultural competence, and how the US can do a better job supporting its teachers.

Teachers Demand Chris Christie Apologize For Face-Punching Comment

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

Teachers are fighting back after Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said Sunday that their unions deserve a punch in the face. The Ameri...

The Most Important Issue Missing From America's Sex-Ed Courses

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.31.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In an age when young people remain divided over what really constitutes consent, one in four college women will report a rape or attempted rape in the...

The Power of Collective Voice

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Through the union, educators are raising our collective voice. Together with parents and students, educators are turning the tide. Teaching is our heart. Our students are our soul. And the union is our spine. When educators raise their voice and their power, we can reclaim the promise of public education.

What's Wrong With The AFT?

Jacobin | Lois Weiner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

This story was originally posted at Jacobin, a print quarterly that offers socialist perspectives on politics and economics. Support Jacobin and buy a...

Dave Jamieson

The Kill Shot For Public-Sector Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with its gravest threat in years from the Supreme Court, one of the country's largest labor unions is preparing for a ruling that ...

Dave Jamieson

Clinton Picks Up The First Major Labor Endorsement Of 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton picked up an early if not surprising endorsement on Saturday from one of the country's largest labor unions: the America...