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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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A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department.
December 3, 2014 – Education Week
The battle for the Golden State's top K-12 spot—with teachers' unions backing incumbent Tom Torlakson's successful re-election bid—became a proxy war over K-12 policy.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week
More than $60 million in campaign money failed to unseat key Republican governors or secure the Democrats' majority in the U.S. Senate.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week
School choice programs and efforts to overhaul education funding systems could get a boost from the wave of new and re-elected Republican governors and state lawmakers.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week
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

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