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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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Will political friends abandon teachers unions in wake of AFT’s “parent trigger” scandal?

 Parent Revolution’s Ben Austin calls out AFT President Weingarten in open letter     The recent revelation that the Connecticut branch of the American Federation of Teachers used its political power to neuter that state’s parent trigger proposal has caused a lot … Read More »

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A new school operator at Columbus, Ohio’s South High may be exactly what students need

Students deserve a new approach after years of dismal graduation rates      An outside consulting group will be heading to Columbus’ South High to do what school and union officials have failed to do for years: improve student academics and … Read More »

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AFT, AFL-CIO response to Fraternal Order of Police letter

At its March 2001 conference, The California Federation of Teachers adopted a resolution supporting convicted cop-killer Wesley Cook, also known as Mumia Abu-Jamal. On April 14, the National Fraternal Order of Police sent a letter to American Federation of Teachers … Read More »

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Weingarten erodes her credibility with plagiarism debacle

Scandal illustrates why more accountability is necessary       American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has delivered some fiery speeches and combative statements in recent years, including passionate arguments in favor of a teaching profession with the supposed ability to … Read More »

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Are politics preventing the public’s right to know in New York City?

Simple Freedom of Information Law request turns into three month wait for union boss personnel file      Is it the slow-moving nature of bureaucracy or is it politics that has turned a simple Freedom of Information Law request into a 94-day … Read More »

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PA teachers union readies for a strike, ignoring AFT President’s call for “collaboration”

Neshaminy teachers union lays ground work for strike      At last week’s education conference in Denver, the presidents of the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association promised that the nation’s teacher unions would bring a spirit of “collaboration” to … Read More »

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Teacher Unions Denver Deception: Appeals for “collaboration” with education reformers do not match recent union attacks

National conference an attempt to dupe reformers into working with conflict-loving unions       After years of obstructing efforts to reform public education, the nations teacher unions are using this week’s national education conference in Denver to push for a spirit of “collaboration” … Read More »

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