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The Plight of Teachers' Unions

The old-style industrial economy no longer works for any of our social institutions, and teachers' unions are no exception, Arthur Levine writes. (May 7, 2013)

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04/18 11:10 am | Due Process About to Dissolve for Kansas Teachers | Teachers' unions in the state are protesting the change, which was approved by legislators as part of several adjustments to the state's K-12 funding system.

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Joining Forces
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Researchers are examining whether language in teacher contracts could be contributing to the teacher-quality gap between high- and low-minority schools.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
The candidates include a Democratic incumbent who's angered teachers' unions over pensions and a Republican hopeful they view as a threat to public workers' rights.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
Although the state board expected most teachers to clear the hurdle, the policy drew immediate opposition from the state teachers' union.
March 28, 2014 - Education Week
The lawsuit by the Tennessee Education Association calls the portion of the state teacher-evaluation system based on student test scores arbitrary and flawed.
March 28, 2014 - Education Week
Teachers' unions find themselves navigating a tricky course on the Common Core State Standards amid concerns from some in the rank and file.
February 18, 2014 | Updated: February 25, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a dispute with the potential to shake up the landscape for teachers' unions and other public-sector labor groups.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Re-elected Republican Chris Christie, in New Jersey, and Democratic Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe, in Virginia, each must deal with state legislatures controlled by the opposite party.
November 11, 2013 - Education Week
A $41 million settlement being paid to educators in the country's largest school district could have big implications for districts struggling to provide adequate technology.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers should focus on balanced, grounded discussions as they enter the policy arena, Allison Rizzolo and Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt write.
August 16, 2013 | Updated: August 27, 2013 - Education Week
State lawmakers continue grappling with major changes to their teacher-retirement systems.
June 4, 2013 - Education Week

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