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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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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
The state’s supreme court ended a yearslong fight over K-12 funding earlier this summer, but in districts across the state the battles have continued and tensions remain.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
Public school funding, teacher pay, and improving academic outcomes in the Every Student Succeeds Act era have fueled midterm-election debate in many states. Here's some key issues and states to watch.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
A team of district administrators and teachers lay out seven steps for a mutually beneficial contract negotiation.
September 18, 2018 – Education Week
The momentum behind the widespread teacher activism last spring has continued into the new school year.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Unions Must Go Beyond Advocacy
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
In the aftermath of this spring's teacher protests, more educators are running for state office—and the National Education Association is seizing on the political moment.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Support for raising teacher salaries jumped nationally in the wake of this spring's wave of teacher activism, a national poll by the journal Education Next said.
August 22, 2018 – Education Week
Principals, much like their teacher colleagues who are seeking elected office this year, want a bigger voice in shaping state education policy and other issues that directly affect schooling.
August 7, 2018 – Education Week
Whether Janus will be a death blow or a turning point for unions depends on what they do now, writes Paul Reville.
July 26, 2018 – Education Week

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