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The latest news about unions in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran Orange County, Calif., public school teacher, was the lead plaintiff in a suit by nonunion teachers opposed to paying service fees to the California Teachers Association.
—Greg Schneider/The Center for Individual Rights/AP

Fee-Payer Issue Still Alive, Despite Close Call for Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court's deadlock in a case over teachers' union fees for non-members was a relief for organized labor, but cases on the issue still percolate in the lower courts. (April 12, 2016)

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Backed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, advocates engage in all-out effort to ease restrictions on opening new charters.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
John B. King Jr., who has been filling the duties of deputy federal education secretary, shares policy priorities with those of outgoing Secretary Arne Duncan.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term may reach into teachers' paychecks, union treasuries, and college admissions offices.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
Though the main sticking points, wages and work hours, are familiar, policies on teacher evaluation and discipline also remain contested.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week
The conflict between some teachers and the management of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools highlights tensions as charter schools mature.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging unions' practice of compelling nonmembers to pay service fees.
July 1, 2015 – Education Week
The two national teachers' unions put muscle behind passage of the Affordable Care Act, but now support legislation to repeal a tax that stands to affect their members.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
The proposal hammered out after weeks of negotiation includes policies meant to charm members of both parties as they rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
The spending plan would place increased weight on standardized test scores in teachers' evaluations and make it harder for teachers to earn tenure.
March 25, 2015 – Education Week
School administrators, not teacher-tenure laws, are responsible for "ineffective" educators, writes former teacher and principal David Finley.
March 4, 2015 – Education Week

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