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Teacher Union

In Vergara's Wake, A New Role for Unions

Kim Farris-Berg | Posted 08.13.2016 | Education
Kim Farris-Berg

The national focus on teaching quality is gradually giving rise to the emergence of authentic opportunities for teacher leadership.

New Face of Teacher Unionism, Eyes Fixed on Testing Mania

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Dennis Van Roekel

In Seattle, a small but passionate group of educators is using the art of disruption 2.0 to express their dissatisfaction with the status quo. Teachers at Garfield High School took a courageous step to stand up for their students by refusing to administer the flawed and irrelevant MAP test.

How Strong Are U.S. Teachers Unions? A State-By-State Comparison

Posted 10.29.2012 | Education

A study out of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Education Reform Now, a conservative education think thank, examined the strength of teachers union...

The Truth Behind Won't Back Down

Julie Cavanagh | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
Julie Cavanagh

Even though the national consciousness has been raised regarding issues related to education and folks are more engaged and informed than ever before, the efforts to misinform, malign, and muddy the truth remain.

Friend a Wisconsin Teacher or Public Employee

Roger Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

Why not go onto Facebook, look for a teacher in Wisconsin and friend him or her? Reach out to them in solidarity and say, "You are not alone."

More on Teacher Bashing -- Getting Proactive

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Stopping teacher bashing is not enough. Nor is "better communication" between labor and management. What's needed is a proactive effort to make teaching a better job.

NYC's Joel Klein Putting Children First

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Joel Klein has relied on three principles: developing public school leadership, incentives for teacher quality, and accountability. His approach has produced some demonstrable progress.

David Brooks Made Me Wring My Hands: Obama and His Education Secretary Pick

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

In his most recent op-ed, David Brooks offers Americans a false choice between two distinct camps of education interests. Here's hoping our new president will sweep aside that brand of discourse.

First We Kill the Teacher Unions!

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Stager

Then What? Slate recently reported on the latest public demonstration of enmity towards public schools and their teacher. Teacher bashing is hardly n...