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The Future of Teacher Leadership Is the Union

Teachers may struggle to solve problems when they don’t work together, but unions can give them the power to create positive change, writes educator Kathleen Melville. (October 25, 2017)

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The left-wing views of leading teacher protesters may be alienating would-be supporters, writes Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute.
May 21, 2018 – Education Week
As teacher take the lead in protests over pay, unions face an uncertain future, writes Berkeley sociologist Bruce Fuller.
May 21, 2018 – Education Week
California voters have seen a barrage of sunny television ads in recent weeks touting former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's record on finances, crime, and education, aired by Families & Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor 2018.
May 15, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
In states with recent strikes and protests, individual teachers—some of them in their 20's and most of them with little or no organizing experience—have taken charge of the grassroots push for higher pay and more school funding.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
The question of whether recent teacher strikes are legal—or whether they’re actually “strikes” at all—is obscured by legal differences of opinion, fast-moving events, and politics surrounding those actions.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
The extraordinary wave of teacher strikes highlights the fact that teachers, who make up the largest profession, have the power to demand and win funding changes when working collectively.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
The Oklahoma teacher walkouts show the value in airing a state’s “dirty laundry” in public, write two civic educators.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
Union leaders in West Virginia and Oklahoma, where recent teacher strikes led to higher pay, are advising their peers in Arizona and other states on the keys to successful protests.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
Finding the revenue and navigating state politics can be daunting even when there’s agreement that teachers are underpaid and due a raise.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
In a late-night announcement on Thursday, officials from the Arizona Education Association and organizers of the grassroots group Arizona Educators United announced a walkout would take place starting April 26.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week

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