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Teacher Strikes

General Theological Seminary Resolves Faculty Dispute... Kind Of

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 11.08.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The future of the Episcopal Church’s flagship General Theological Seminary remains unclear, even as trustees agreed this week to reinstate mos...

We Can't Afford to De-Professionalize Education

Ellen Wood | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Ellen Wood

We are at a crossroads in this country. There is a significant mismatch between where the jobs are and what our educational system is producing.

Evergreen Park Teachers Move To Strike

Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago

Teachers in suburban Chicago moved to strike after last-minute negotiations yielded no agreement late Monday, leaving about 1,800 junior high and grad...

Evergreen Park Teachers In Illinois Prepare For Possible Strike

Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

Teachers and support staff in suburban Evergreen Park, Ill., are prepared to strike on Tuesday if last-minute talks between the Evergreen Park Teacher...

Nearly 400 Teachers Have Been Fired In D.C. Since 2009

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Tough new teacher evaluations led to a strike this month in Chicago, but in the District of Columbia, such evaluations are "busines...

A Strike of Choices

Gregory Michie | Posted 11.14.2012 | Education
Gregory Michie

Do we want to keep heading down the same road of more testing, more data slicing, more reforms based on a business model? Or do we want our schools to aspire to something different, something better, something more?

Chicago Teachers Strike for Us All

Alan Singer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

I believe the Chicago teachers strike is an important stand in the battle to improve, even save, public education in the United States. As Karen Lewis said, "This fight is for the very soul of public education, not just only Chicago but everywhere."

Teachers In Oregon School District On Strike

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education

EAGLE POINT, Ore. -- Employees of a southwest Oregon school district are on strike and classes have been canceled as contract negotiations continue. ...

Build It and They Will Learn

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.16.2011 | Education
Marc Joseph

I wish we all had the courage of the Tacoma teachers. Every company, every community should be pushing our representatives in D.C. to do the right thing. Fund teachers, fund school building, and this will help our economy get back on track.

Michigan's New Motto: Blame It on the Teachers

Susan J. Demas | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Republicans are forever telling us that they're paid too much. Unless you are saving lives on the operating table or vaccinating children in Africa, it takes a certain kind of chutzpah to berate teachers.

As Clock Ticks Down, Legislature Should Pass Teacher Strike Reform

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

In the waning days of the legislative session, legislative leaders are still searching for a grand tax bargain that might involve dramatic reforms to the state's education system.

Daley: Teachers Shouldn't Be Allowed To Strike

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During the end of its lame-duck session this month, the Illinois state legislature will take a long, hard look at a wide range of educational reforms....

The Day My Union Died

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Danziger

Our strike wasn't about us teachers asking for better health care or more money, we were going to protest Cortine's decision to hold back funds allotted for education.