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Randi Weingarten

Teacher's Union Launches Petition To Push College Sexual Assault Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.16.2014 | College

The American Federation of Teachers, one of the country's largest teacher's unions, launched a petition Monday to urge the incoming Republican Congres...

AFT President Randi Weingarten Speaks About Her Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 12.15.2014 | College

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, opened up this week about her experience with sexual assault and spoke about what ...

Rabbis Arrested During Eric Garner Protests In NYC

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.05.2014 | Religion

Four prominent New York rabbis were arrested during protests against police brutality and racial injustice on Thursday night, along with more than 200...

Newtown Teachers Meeting With Union To Discuss Progress

AP | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Teachers and other school employees in Newtown are meeting with local and national union leaders to discuss issues stemming fro...

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Training Is A Ridiculously Easy Way To Ace College, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

Majoring in education is an easy route to high college grades and graduation, says a new report that calls for higher standards in teacher preparation...

Rebecca Klein

Teachers Unions Say Midterm Losses Don't Reflect On Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

When the smoke cleared Wednesday after the 2014 midterms, education reformers quickly claimed victory and pointed to teachers unions as the election's...

Weingarten Tries to Steer New York Voters Toward Cuomo

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

New York, don't be fooled by Weingarten's not-so-subtle Cuomo endorsement. You do have a choice.

Donors Matter: Global Warming, Teacher Employment Law, and the 'Political Lens'

Ben Spielberg | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Ben Spielberg

The "political lens" reminds us that certain claims deserve a larger dose of skepticism than others. The agendas behind a movement are especially important to consider when we lack in-depth knowledge of a particular issue.

Amanda Terkel

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 ...

Why Did Weingarten Slight Teachout and Wu in the Final Hour?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.15.2014 | New York
Mercedes Schneider

Cuomo publicly snubbed Teachout; Weingarten slighted Teachout in the final hour, behind her back, and in the name of a position so obscure to the general public that Weingarten must preface it with, "Hey, you know me as a union prez, but don't think of me that way right now..." And still, Teachout took a third of the vote from Cuomo.

The Global Search for Education: The Top 10

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The Global Search for Education series takes important issues related to global education and gives them context." -- Adam Steiner Diane Ravitch,...

The Koch Brothers' Agenda and the Real War at Home

Lisa Graves | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Lisa Graves

Two of the richest men in the entire world are plotting to dominate our elections this fall, from congressional races to school board seats.

Rebecca Klein

School Districts Are Paying Teachers Incorrectly, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Nearly 90 percent of America’s school districts have a major problem, according to a report released Tuesday. They're paying teachers incorrectly. ...

American Federation of Teachers: 'Remediating' Duncan and Retaining the 'Corrupted' Common Core

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

It sure would be nice if a national union would aggressively confront the pro-privatization education agenda emanating from the Oval Office.

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 ...

Dave Jamieson

Huge Teachers' Union Set To Vote On Boycott Of Staples

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

In an expected show of solidarity with postal employee unions, the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers will vote Saturday on a proposal...

Randi Weingarten, Twitter, and 'Secret Society' Membership

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

I wonder exactly what "progressive agenda advancing" organizations Weingarten and her sidekick Ringuette have decided to "invest" in on behalf of AFT members. Just don't ask her about those investment specifics.

Joy Resmovits

How Teacher Prep Programs Are Failing New Teachers -- And Your Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

As education policymakers untangle the implications of last week's California court ruling that declared teacher tenure laws unconstitutional, an educ...

Let's Have an Honest Conversation About Accountability

Kati Haycock | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Kati Haycock

Let's be clear here. Our kids take the journey through school only once; the poorest among them, in particular, need us to get serious about their education while they are on that journey, not years later.

Joy Resmovits

Alarming Number Of Urban Teachers Are 'Chronically Absent'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Political battles over teaching in the last decade have focused on complexities of pensions, evaluations and standardized testing, often ignoring a ba...

Higher Standards—Just Not for Teachers

TNTP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
TNTP

Unions are forced to rely on these diversions because they know their underlying position -- that teachers shouldn't bear any meaningful responsibility for helping their students learn -- would be a pretty tough sell.

Exposing the Koch Brothers and the Price We All Pay

Robert Greenwald | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

If there can be such a thing as a typical American billionaire, David H. and Charles G. Koch do not fit that bill. They are not just among the richest Americans -- $100 billion and counting. They are deeply political libertarian industrialists.

Weingarten Wants Common Core; Lewis Says We're Done

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 07.13.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

I cannot stand CCSS because I know what it is: a business deal designed to benefit gluttonous, monopolistic corporations like Pearson. So, I really wanted to hear Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis say, "Yes, CTU will drop CCSS."

Why Is Public Television Against Public Schools?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Peter Dreier

You'd think that that public television would support public education, but you'd be wrong. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has gotten in bed with the billionaires and conservatives who want to privatize our public schools.

Florida Vouchers: This Is Choice?

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 03.18.2014 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

Legislators always hype "parent choice" as their mantra whenever they support bills that privatize public education.