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Teachers Union Set To Spend More In 2014 Than Any Other Election Cycle Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A national teachers union is set to spend a record amount in the 2014 election cycle, focused on ousting several conservative governors ...

Union Leader Says Arne Duncan Has Turned His Back On Educators

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the nation's second-largest teachers union said Friday that President Barack Obama's education chief has turned ...

Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

The promise of a great public education for all children is under pressure not only from out-of-touch legislators, but from economic and societal factors outside school that make it much more difficult to achieve success within the classroom.

Randi Weingarten Declares Victory

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

This article comes to us courtesy of the New Haven Independent. PALO ALTO—Three thousand miles away from New Haven, the city became Exhibit A in ...

Boston Teachers Union, School District Reach Tentative Deal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

After two and a half years of stalled negotiations, the Boston Teachers Union and the School Department reached a tentative agreement Wednesday that w...

Solution-Driven Unionism

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.17.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Education wars -- two words that should never be strung together -- are far too common in the United States. The primary casualties of such conflicts, as well as of mounting education cuts and misguided "reforms," are our students.

Honoring Deborah W. Meier Hero of Education Recipient Diane Ravitch

John Thompson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
John Thompson

Education involves the exchange of ideas across diverse communities and across generations. My entire trip was a reminder that our schools must be built on the concept that Jewish people describe as L'Dor V'Dor, or "from generation to generation."

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals - Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Today we continue the conversation with someone who understands better than anyone why professional excellence is one of the most vital investments we can make in our children's future: Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers.

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals - Part 1

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Here's a powerful challenge to the world of education: Improve the profession of teaching.