In this three-part series, Education Week examines ways teachers’ unions from districts and states around the nation work to shape education policy.
Education Unions' Positions Unheeded On ESEA
The unions, though an important force when it comes to shaping education policy, can point to only a handful of wins and many more losses on what may be the most significant piece of federal precollegiate legislation to come along in decades. Part two of a three-part series.
Teaching Profession Governor's Race Tests Power Of Merged Teachers' Union
A new major player is making its presence known in Florida gubernatorial politics: a 122,000-member teachers' union that, by most accounts, has turned a long-shot candidate into a serious contender for the state's top job.
Teaching Profession Teachers Seek School Board Overhaul
The teachers begin arriving at union headquarters around 4:30 p.m. They grab a plate of Mexican food delivered by a local restaurant, pick up a binder of scripts, and settle in at 37 phones spread out on folding tables. Carolyn Vega, the phone-bank "captain" for the evening, offers a few tips on tactfulness before they get started.