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After logging 2,000 hours flying F-4 Phantoms and serving in five overseas deployments, retired USMC Maj. Stephen Godin decided to take on an equally demanding challenge–teaching public high school. For the past fourteen years, Maj. Godin has been teaching in the distinguished JROTC program at North High School in Worcester, Massachusetts. The principal of North High praises Maj. Godin as an "excellent" instructor. Maj. Godin also coaches the regional champion drill team and he's never missed a day of work.  Continue Reading...

Midnight in the Garden State of Good and Evil
posted by: Colin | April 13, 2010, 09:35 am

Actually, it is closer to high noon in New Jersey, where newly-elected governor Chris Christie is in a showdown with the teachers union. In order to balance the budget, Gov. Christie has asked for teachers to accept a one-year pay freeze and contribute 1.5% of their salary towards health care costs  Continue Reading...

AFT Teachers Understand Free Market Principles
posted by: Colin | February 23, 2010, 11:50 am

HT Mike Antonucci's Intercepts AFT union members in New Mexico are expressing their disappointment in a recent Albuquerque Journal editorial by canceling their subscriptions. Imagine that, they have the freedom to take their business elsewhere.   Continue Reading...

EIA Report: NEA Spends $26M on Advocacy Groups
posted by: Colin | January 15, 2010, 11:52 am

The Education Intelligence Agency, a popular education research blog run by Mike Antonucci, has analyzed the NEA's 2008-09 financial disclosure report and discovered that the largest teachers union in the country has given over $26 million of teacher dues, some collected by force, to advocacy groups.  Continue Reading...

December 2009 Education Matters: Declaring Independence
posted by: Colin | January 04, 2010, 09:24 am

The December 2009 edition of Education Matters (now available for non-members to read and download) includes an article highlighting how a local teachers union in Washington state disaffiliated from the state and national teachers unions. In "Declaring Independence," read about how the local teachers freed themselves from the WEA and the NEA—and saved money.   Continue Reading...

Hawaii School Year Shortened to Save Jobs
posted by: Colin | October 22, 2009, 08:57 am

The Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii teachers union and government employees union have reached a deal that keeps the state from laying off teachers for two years during an unprecedented budget crisis. The cost? Hawaii, which already ranks 47th in 8th grade math and reading, is cutting their school year by 17 days. Teachers are taking a corresponding 8% pay cut, but there are no other cuts in benefits, vacation, holidays, or teacher planning days. Did anyone ask the students and parents if this is the right solution?  Continue Reading...

Gary Beckner op-ed on ACORN
posted by: Colin | October 06, 2009, 02:38 pm

AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner op-ed on the ACORN scandal’s implications for the NEA and teachers across America in the Buffalo News:  Continue Reading...

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