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L.A. Schools in Debate over “Last Hired, First Fired” Policy
posted by: Alix | October 12, 2010, 10:28 am   

 

Changes are brewing in America's second largest school system and the unions are not happy about it. Last week a preliminary ruling based on the case between the ACLU and the Los Angeles Unified School Board was reached in an effort to combat inequality in teacher layoffs. The ACLU had sued the district over layoff procedures that essentially wiped out the staff at three schools serving inner city minority students.

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Education Leaders Speak Out
posted by: Alix | October 11, 2010, 09:36 am   

This weekend a poignant manifesto by some reform-minded education leaders surfaced as not only a means of taking responsibility for the problems in education but also a call to action for teachers, parents, students and communities to be part of the solution. The leaders recognize that the recent media attention around education has provided a truly unique opportunity to create a dialogue for reform. The authors of the manifesto as follows: Continue Reading...
 
Stranger than Fiction: Eyeglasses Cam in North Carolina
posted by: Alix | October 08, 2010, 09:03 am   

A bizarre story in North Carolina has been grabbing headlines this week with commentary from Judy Kidd, president Classroom Teachers Association of North Carolina (CTANC), an AAE state partner. Continue Reading...
 
AFT Marches with Communists at Washington Rally
posted by: Account | October 07, 2010, 02:26 pm   

Question: What do the American Federation of Teachers, the Communist Party USA, and the Freedom Socialist Party have in common?

Answer: They marched side-by-side last weekend at a rally, "One Nation Working Together," in Washington, D.C. Continue Reading...
 
Union Snubs Teacher
posted by: Alix | October 07, 2010, 11:27 am   

This week as we are getting closer to the mid-term elections, I have come across headline after headline citing astronomical amounts the teachers' unions have spent on partisan politics all across the country. Grabbing headlines today is the story of an excellent teacher getting personally snubbed by the union all for the sake of partisan politics and at the expense of her personal achievement. Continue Reading...
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