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Obama Unveils Education Plan in Jobs Speech
posted by: Alix | September 09, 2011, 02:54 pm
Yesterday evening, President Obama made a speech before a joint session of Congress to gain support for his new $447 billion jobs bill to be introduced sometime next week. Among the many new spending initiatives, the president spent significant time discussing education and increased investments in hiring new teachers and modernizing schools with improvements and technology.   Continue Reading...
Post-Labor Day Wrap Up
posted by: Alix | September 06, 2011, 10:58 am
This week we look back on another Labor Day gone, and the hope and promise of a new school year ahead. While most Americans see Labor Day as a long weekend marking the end of summer, it is critical to not only recognize the history and hardship of the workers of over century ago, but recognize the state of labor today.   Continue Reading...
SOS Rally Yields Mixed Messages & Famous Faces
posted by: Alix | August 01, 2011, 10:45 am

This weekend union leaders and liberal advocacy groups from across the country rallied in Washington, D.C. for the "Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action." With a smaller crowd than predicted, at just 3,000 people, teachers and anti-reform advocates rallied to protest everything from No Child Left Behind, to standardized tests, and everything in between somehow labeled as education reform.

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“Save our Schools” Rally Scheduled for this Weekend
posted by: Alix | July 29, 2011, 11:58 am
This weekend, union leaders and liberal advocacy groups from across the country will march in Washington, D.C. for what they call the "Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action."   Continue Reading...
State Union Refuses to Represent Teachers in Wisconsin
posted by: Alix | July 25, 2011, 12:05 pm
Wisconsin has been education and labor reform "ground zero" since Governor Walker swept into office in January. Promising big changes, Governor Walker eventually passed a budget that ended forced-unionism, curbed union power, and ultimately led to a nationwide battle to balance state budgets and rein in union monopolies. Despite union-led efforts to recall elected officials over these changes, Governor Walker is now moving forward with an initiative to create a new state-wide accountability system to replace requirements under No Child Left Behind. Despite the bipartisan call for a plan, the state's teacher union has rejected an invitation by Governor Walker to collaborate on a plan, effectively refusing to represent the teacher voice in the state.   Continue Reading...
Charter School Unionization in Massachusetts
posted by: Alix | June 06, 2011, 12:36 pm
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been in the news recently over the attempted unionization of a small charter school on Cape Cod. Lighthouse Charter School was once the pride of the area; unfortunately due to some growing pains and administrator turnover the school was at a crossroads that made it vulnerable to a "card-check" unionizing effort. Some teachers are questioning the legality of unionization without an election. Regardless of the outcome at Lighthouse, any attempt to unionize a successful charter school initiates a necessary conversation about what unionization could mean to the overall charter environment in Massachusetts and elsewhere.   Continue Reading...
California Teachers Union Supporting Convicted Cop Killer
posted by: Alix | April 14, 2011, 10:14 am
While one could find countless examples of teachers unions spending time and money on supporting causes unrelated to education, a California teachers union is under fire this week after passing a new resolution supporting a convicted cop killer from Philadelphia.   Continue Reading...
Labor Saga Continues
posted by: Alix | February 24, 2011, 12:35 pm
The saga continues all over the country as Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio lawmakers are all fighting to end compulsory unionism and close budget shortfalls. Despite protests, national headlines and Democratic lawmakers leaving the states in droves, experts are calling this landmark legislation that will change the face of public sector unions for years to come.   Continue Reading...
Gary Beckner op-ed on Union Battle
posted by: Alix | February 24, 2011, 11:24 am
AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner op-ed as featured on the Washington Times website:   Continue Reading...
AAE Discussing Wisconsin, Ohio, and Union Showdown
posted by: Colin | February 23, 2011, 01:00 pm
AAE Discussing Wisconsin, Ohio, and Union Showdown
Listen Live to AAEAAE Director of Education Policy and 1993 National Teacher of the Year Tracey Bailey will be discussing Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and the showdown between public employee unions and GOP governors during several radio interviews, listen via the streaming links below:   Continue Reading...
Labor Showdown Goes National
posted by: Alix | February 22, 2011, 11:55 pm
As thousands still march in Madison, Wisconsin, the battle for public-sector forced unionism continues. Democratic state legislators have refused to return to the state for a vote and thousands of public employees continue to miss work for protests. While the battle rages on in Wisconsin, both Ohio and Indiana are experiencing similar protests over union-crippling legislation.   Continue Reading...
A recent report by the Education Intelligence Agency sheds light on the financial disclosures of the American Federation of Teachers in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The analysis reveals that the AFT spent $2.6 million of member dues on a wide array of left-leaning advocacy groups, charities, and big labor organizations.   Continue Reading...
NYC Judge Strikes Blow to Teachers Union
posted by: Alix | January 11, 2011, 11:11 am
In October, we reported that the New York City school system had announced plans to work with the media to publish "value-added" scores and other data from the country's largest public school system. Yesterday there was new development in the case when a Manhattan judge ruled that the city may release performance rankings to the media, denying a request by the teachers union to keep the teachers' names confidential.   Continue Reading...
Michelle Rhee to Start National Reform Movement
posted by: Alix | December 07, 2010, 11:23 am
Since Michelle Rhee's recent resignation as Chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, a lot of coverage has been devoted to where she will go next. If you caught the Oprah Show yesterday Michelle Rhee has ended the speculation and rumors with a special announcement and accompanying essay in Newsweek. Rhee has decided not to take any one job with a state or individual school system, rather start a national group called Students First.   Continue Reading...
NYC Teachers Union Fights to Keep Test Scores Secret
posted by: Alix | October 25, 2010, 11:51 am
The New York City school system announced plans last week to work with the media to publish "value-added" scores and other data from nearly 12,000 teachers. For years, the information has been seen in private by administrators and the teachers themselves; however this release would allow the general public to see the raw data that's spells out teacher performance and student achievement.   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...
The Unions' Role in the Mid-term Elections
posted by: Alix | October 05, 2010, 08:39 am
We are about a month away from the November mid-term elections and the coverage is heating up. It's clear that teachers' unions are playing a strong role in state elections this fall, providing candidates all over the country with campaign support, endorsements, and most importantly, millions and millions of dollars in campaign contributions.   Continue Reading...
Race to the Top Round 2 Finalists Named
posted by: Colin | July 27, 2010, 03:33 pm

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced today the eighteen states plus D.C. who have a chance to compete for the final round of the Race to the Top funding program. $3.4 billion is still up for grabs after Delaware and Tennessee received $600 million in round one.  Continue Reading...

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...

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