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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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07/17 01:36 pm | Union Membership Is at a High for the American Federation of Teachers. Will It Last? | The second-largest national teachers' union has 1.75 million members as of May. But in the wake of an adverse Supreme Court decision, the union is also projecting an 8 ...

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07/19 02:42 pm | To Up Students' Math Ability, Try Working on Their Teachers' Growth Mindset | In a new study from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, students whose teachers underwent a professional-development program challenging the "myth of the math ...

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This special report examines the attempts by a small but growing number of districts and unions to work together to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers and, in turn, improve the achievement of schoolchildren.

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Education Week is tracking a new wave of activism in which teachers are filing to run for their state legislatures—and the numbers are impressive.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates.
July 16, 2018 – AP
Within days of the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish union fees for nonmembers, conservative groups—including ones with ties to Ed. Secretary Betsy DeVos—launched email, social media, and billboard campaigns to try to convince teachers not to join their unions.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
The Janus ruling and subsequent attempts to "defang" unions offer opportunities as well as threats, writes AFT President Randi Weingarten.
July 11, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers' unions must recommit to solving community-based concerns and taking on actions that influence structural power, writes John Troutman McCrann.
July 11, 2018 – Teacher
Despite leaders' messages of defiance and solidarity, reminders of the Supreme Court's recent decision to abolish agency fees—and its financial implications for teachers' unions—were everywhere at the National Education Association's yearly convention.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
In the face of well-funded opposition to organized labor, teachers will not be silenced, writes NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers already make less than comparable employees, and the 'Janus' decision could make things worse, writes Celine McNicholas.
June 27, 2018 – Education Week
We should be cheered by the 'Janus' ruling, but not because it weakens teachers’ unions, writes the Cato Institute’s Neal McCluskey.
June 27, 2018 – Education Week
Teacher and other public employee unions can’t collect agency fees from nonmembers, the court ruled in the Janus case, a decision that could hurt unions' revenue and membership numbers.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week

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