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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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AFT President Randi Weingarten counters Peter Cunningham's "open letter" to her that recently appeared in Education Week.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week
In her recent public criticism of former L.A. schools chief John Deasy, the president of the American Federation of Teachers does not encourage civil dialogue, writes Peter Cunningham.
November 5, 2014 – Education Week
The district's decision echoes other actions by states and school boards to control personnel costs and rein in the political influence of public-employee unions.
October 29, 2014 – Education Week
With control of the U.S. Senate at stake, the two national teachers' unions are among those pouring campaign funds into pivotal contests with implications for education policy.
October 29, 2014 – Education Week
In a pivotal midterm election cycle, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association expect to spend big, in hopes of unseating Republican governors and flipping control of conservative state legislatures.
October 29, 2014 – Education Week
An Education Week analysis has found an array of often-complicated state policies guiding how teachers are fired, and their rights to appeal such actions.
September 24, 2014 – Education Week
Madison County, Wis., school officials face allegations that two recent contracts violate the state's controversial law that restricts public employees' bargaining rights.
September 17, 2014 – Education Week
Unions haven't made much headway organizing teachers in charter schools, but in California and some other states, they are gaining ground.
September 10, 2014 – Education Week
Middle school English teacher Carl Finer says the controversial California court decision on teacher tenure can be seen as a lever to improve conditions for teaching and learning.
September 3, 2014 – Teacher

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