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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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Milwaukee teachers unions makes truly awful attempt to improve public relations

     Talk about a public relations stunt gone awry.             The Milwaukee Teachers Education Association (MTEA) is sponsoring a “Children’s Week” from April 22 through 29 in hopes of strengthening the bond between the community and the schools.       … 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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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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Tennessee lawmakers to parents: Mind your own business!

Efforts to keep the public from inspecting teacher ratings hit high gear in legislature       By Ben Velderman EAG Communications                NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the first time ever, Tennessee is basing a portion of a teacher’s evaluation on … 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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School officials must face facts: Union concessions necessary to balance budgets

By Steve Gunn EAG Communications            EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Tis the season for teachers union contract negotiations in school districts across America, and the process will remain extremely difficult this year.            That’s because thousands of public school … Read More »

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Around the horn ed reform update from around the nation

     GEORGIA: Some Atlanta public school teachers who were implicated in last year’s cheating scandal are choosing to quietly resign instead of appearing in front of a termination tribunal, reports 11Alive.com.           The teachers have been on administrative leave … Read More »

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