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Nevada Teacher Union eyes new priority for ‘organizing’

Following years of dwindling membership in the Nevada teacher union, its officials are pushing to shift resources away from member representation and toward new recruiting campaigns instead. 2,261 more words

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Vergara vs. California: Are the top 0.1% buying their version of education reform? - The Washington Post

On Tuesday, a California superior-court judge ruled that the state’s teacher tenure system discriminates against kids from low-income families. Based on testimony that one to three percent of California teachers are likely “grossly ineffective”—thousands of people, who mostly teach at low-income schools—he reasoned that current tenure policies “impose a disproportionate burden on poor and minority students.” The ruling, in Vergara v. 86 more words

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Tuning in to Teachers | Randi Weingarten

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These days, the wisdom and experience of educators are often ignored and, worse, dismissed by policymakers who favor approaches emanating far from the classroom. Yet no one is better able to weigh in on what will help children succeed academically than educators, who have incomparable firsthand knowledge. 65 more words

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BREAKING: Mackinac Center using public school email system to encourage teachers to leave their union UPDATED | Eclectablog

The anti-union corporatist group the Mackinac Center is using public school email systems to encourage teachers to leave the Michigan Education Association, one of two major teachers unions in the state… 18 more words

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