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Delegates cheer before the start of the National Education Association’s presidential forum on July 5 in Houston. The forum took place during the teachers’ union’s four-day annual convention.
—David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Teachers' Union Delegates Commit to Social Justice, Beating Trump

Last year’s Supreme Court ruling, which led to a slight decrease in membership, was barely mentioned at the annual gathering. The delegates did, however, vote to take more progressive stances on issues such as abortion. (July 11, 2019)

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The strike in the nation's second-largest district is the first major teacher labor action planned for 2019, following a remarkable year of statewide protests and walkouts.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
Many teachers may have lost faith in the system, but they haven’t lost hope. Andrew Ujifusa unpacks this year’s outbreak of teacher activism.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
With the first charter school strike in the books—and teachers coming out victorious—experts say both unions and charter schools may need to rethink how they’ve long operated.
December 14, 2018 – Education Week
After the election, the teachers who organized the walkouts have a challenge: How will they continue to motivate and sustain the energy of teachers now that there's no big event to organize around? What will be their next step?
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
When former charter school executive Marshall Tuck called Assemblyman Tony Thurmond to concede over the weekend, it marked another defeat for charter-school advocates in California.
November 28, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Steven Van Zandt, a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and actor from The Sopranos, is touring the country with his rock band to promote the use of music in classrooms and show solidarity with teachers.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Randi Weingarten argues that those who came of age during the high-stakes testing movement can see through the attacks on public education.
October 30, 2018 – Education Week
In the wake of the 'Janus' Supreme Court case, teachers' unions are facing more than a dozen legal challenges backed by right-leaning groups that could further dampen their membership numbers and finances.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
Nine educators, backed by the American Federation of Teachers, say the loan servicing giant misled and impeded them on a loan-forgiveness program intended to help public service workers.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
After years of being blamed for the problems in schools, teachers are now being held up as victims of a broken system. How did the pendulum swing so quickly?
October 3, 2018 – Education Week

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