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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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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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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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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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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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Michigan teacher finds it’s not so easy, or cheap, to become a former member of a teachers union

By Ben Velderman EAG Communications       GRANT, Mich.  – Ever wonder what it costs to quit a labor union?          For one Michigan educator, the annual costs of “non-membership” in the local, state and national teacher unions total … Read More »

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Some unionists prefer a permanent state of hostility in schools

     Will cooperation, collaboration ever be acceptable to labor leaders?      Weve always hated the idea of teachers unions organizing charter school teachers.      Collective bargaining agreements, filled with expensive salary schedules and complicated work rules, destroy the innovative qualities that … Read More »

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Illini Bluffs teachers union says teachers’ drug use is none of taxpayers’ business

Union leaders balk at random drug tests for teachers, claiming it costs too much       We’ve rarely encountered a teachers union that didn’t advocate for more school spending, especially when the money is spent on its members.        But … Read More »

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