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Mass. Teachers Unions Support Transgender Rights Bills

BOSTON (AP) — The state’s two largest teachers unions are backing legislation that would expand a 2011 Massachusetts law that bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplace and in housing. 118 more words


Detroit’s Public School Plague

A teacher walkout highlights the need for radical reform.

Jan. 22, 2016 5:55 p.m. ET
The Wall Street Journal

As if Flint’s water crisis wasn’t bad enough for urban Michigan, on Wednesday 88 of Detroit’s 100 public schools shut down, after 800 some teachers called in sick purportedly to protest their abject working conditions. 463 more words

School Choice

The Powerful Impact of Social Media on Organizing...or Just About Anything

“Do we have a Facebook page for our organization?”

I posed the question to our local union’s Rep Council.  Most of the folks in the room responded with blank stares.  

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Personal Stories

Five liberal Democrat policies that hurt minorities

The five policies are:

  • higher minimum wage rates
  • opposition to school voucher programs
  • releasing criminals from jail
  • affirmative action
  • single mother welfare

This article is by Jason L. 857 more words


You've got to fight...For your right...

We are partway through the seventh week of school, and I’ve hit a wall. It’s that October slump where you question all of your choices in becoming a teacher. 348 more words


Solidarity with Seattle Education Association

Dear Seattle Education Association,

Rethinking Schools editors and staff express our solidarity as you go on strike for better schools for your students along with their families and for just compensation and working conditions for your members. 199 more words

Current Events


This year I’m attending the OEA summer leadership conference. This is due entirely to the positive peer pressure from two of my colleagues, including our new local president and my former teaching partner. 571 more words