Tag Archives: collective bargaining

Around the Horn*

     MICHIGAN: A tea party group in Michigan’s Livingston County is attempting to recruit candidates to run for area school boards. The group wants to prevent the states largest teachers union – the Michigan Education Association – from electing union-friendly … Read More »

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Sweet reforms, Alabama

    Next Monday, an Alabama school board will decide the fate of Drew Faircloth and Alicia Brown, two elementary teachers who allegedly ridiculed a 10-year-old student who suffers from cerebral palsy.          Melisha Salinas claims the two teachers not … Read More »

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Detroit students protest inadequate education

Excessive teacher absences, lack of homework is jeopardizing their futures By Ben Velderman EAG Communications             DETROIT – According to students at Detroit Public Schools’ Frederick Douglass Academy, it’s become commonplace for large numbers of teachers to be absent … Read More »

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Milwaukee teachers’ decision to put their own interests ahead of student needs proves EAG wrong

We thought union obstruction was the product of overbearing union bosses       MILWAUKEE – We’ve said it a thousand times: It is not teachers themselves who refuse to accept concessions to help their students, it’s the union bosses who run the … Read More »

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Illinois looks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for reforms

     Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s willingness to address his state’s problems head-on is not only drawing the attention of education reformers, it’s attracting leaders from other states struggling with many of the same problems he inherited as Wisconsin’s 45th governor.      … Read More »

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Reformers: Gov. Scott Walker is a Rock Star of Ed Reform

     Gov. Scott Walker’s move to curb the power of teachers unions and his reliably pro-student agenda is earning the applause of education reformers across the country, and last week he was officially dubbed a “Rock Star of Education Reform” … Read More »

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Education reformers send Wisconsin teachers union a message

     Education reformers with the group READER-WI (Reforming Education And Demanding Excellent Results) sent a message to taxpayers and union officials by way of a billboard on the Beltline near WEAC headquarters in Madison.             The humongous sign depicts … Read More »

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Students assigned to dig for dirt on GOP

     A recent civics assignment has stirred up quite a controversy throughout the state of Virginia. The Daily Caller reports that Liberty Middle School teacher Michael Denman “recently forced his (Civics Honor’s) students to support President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign … Read More »

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Las Vegas arbitrator rules against union, saves 134 teacher jobs

     Here’s a story straight out of the “strange but true” file: The Las Vegas teachers’ union is upset with an arbitrator’s decision that will save the jobs of 134 teachers.             Yesterday, an arbitrator ruled that under state … Read More »

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Idaho lawmakers show knowledge is power

     Idaho is among the growing number of “right to work” states, in which union membership is not a prerequisite to getting a job. In order to attract new members in these states, teacher unions play up their ability to … Read More »

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