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Politicians Targeting Teachers Unions in Budget Crunch
posted by: Colin | June 07, 2010, 08:31 am   

Politico reports that Republican and some Democratic politicians have turned on public workers and their labor unions—particularly teachers unions, including the NEA and the AFT. According to Politico, "public employee unions [are] emerging as an intransigent public enemy number one in cities and state capitals across the country." Continue Reading...

AAE Releases a History of the NEA: "Powerful Failure"
posted by: Colin | June 01, 2010, 08:33 am   

Powerful Failure: How the National Education Association Fails to Use Its Influence for Education is released today by the Association of American Educators. The booklet chronicles the development, growth, and politicization of the largest educators’ union in America, the National Education Association (NEA). Continue Reading...

AAE's Tracey Bailey on Teacher Activism Gone Too Far
posted by: Colin | May 19, 2010, 11:24 am   

AAE’s Director of Education Policy and 1993 National Teacher of the Year Tracey Bailey was interviewed in a story about teacher activism for

The article reports on the activism of an Oregon schoolteacher who is in trouble for creating an anti-Tea Party Movement website. Continue Reading...

Controversial Arizona Law Prohibits Some Ethnic Studies Programs
posted by: Colin | May 12, 2010, 01:47 pm   

On the heels of a controversial illegal immigration law that has reignited a national debate, Arizona's legislature has passed a law outlawing some public school ethnic studies programs accused of promoting an "overthrow of the United States government" or encouraging "resentment toward a race or class of people." Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill today. Continue Reading...

Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan on Education Policy
posted by: Colin | May 11, 2010, 01:40 pm   

Having never served as a judge, Elena Kagan, current U.S. Solicitor General and President Obama's pick to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, has a "sparse" record on education policy, compared to nominees who have a record of judicial decisions and opinions. However, an analysis by Education Week has shed a little light on Kagan's record. Continue Reading...

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