Tag Archives: teachers unions

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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Newspaper investigates possible widespread cheating

     The Atlanta Journal-Constitution made national headlines last summer when it revealed that nearly 200 Atlanta teachers, principals and superintendents attempted to improve student test scores by changing answers on standardized test forms.           The paper found evidence of … 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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Change is hard, but necessary

     A new “MetLife Survey of the American Teacher” finds that over “the past two years there has been a significant decline in teachers’ satisfaction with their profession.”             In that time, “teacher satisfaction has decreased by 15 points” … Read More »

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Schools should not be allowed to block open enrollment transfers

Kids could be trapped in bad schools to preserve district budgets By Steve Gunn EAG Communications       MADISON The last time we checked, both houses of the Wisconsin state legislature were controlled by Republicans.           And as far as we … Read More »

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Should wealthy unions and their leaders pay their fair share?

Rich leaders of NEA, AFT and CTA endorse Occupy protests By Steve Gunn EAG Communications      LOS ANGELES Earlier this week we released an EAG Focus story on teachers unions around the nation endorsing and joining the Occupy protests.       We … Read More »

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Teachers union members wasting time and energy on radical Occupy protests

By Steve Gunn EAG Communications        CHICAGO American public schools are in trouble, both financially and academically.        One might expect the nations teachers unions to be focused on addressing those problems and creating better opportunities for our … Read More »

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