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October 14, 2014

NEA Spends Big on State Races

The National Education Association's political action committee spent $8.3 million since July, including $900,000 to the Democratic Governors Association.

October 10, 2014

AFT President Randi Weingarten Heads to Alaska to Back Sen. Begich in Close Race

The newest poll shows incumbent Sen. Mark Begich down six points against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan in Alaska's U.S Senate race.

September 19, 2014

AFT Backs Newest Proposal to Reduce Testing

Under Rep. Steve Israel's new bill, the federal role in federal testing would shrink.

September 17, 2014

Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Talks Waivers, Competitive Grants

In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.

August 01, 2014

Snapshot of Teacher Union Spending on House, Senate Campaigns

A look at how the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are donating to House and Senate campaigns.

July 15, 2014

Playing Politics at Teachers' Union Conventions

The two national teachers' unions played some serious politics during their recent annual conferences, including calling for the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

June 27, 2014

Teacher-Prep Ranking System in Higher Ed. Proposal Irks Teachers' Unions

Teachers' unions are wary of a new grant in Sen. Tom Harkin's Higher Education Act reauthorization draft that would rank teacher-preparation programs based in part on student test scores.

June 10, 2014

Gates Foundation: Teachers, Students Should Get Two-Year Accountability Pause

"A rushed effort to apply the assessments could punish teachers as they're trying new things," a Gates Foundation official wrote in announcing the group's new stance.

February 19, 2014

NEA Criticizes 'Botched' Common Core Implementation

The nation's largest teachers' union said that states and districts in too many places have "botched" the implementation of the common-core standards.

December 22, 2013

AFT's Weingarten Talks Michelle Rhee, Common Core, Pitfalls in Obama's Education Strategy

Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, says that U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's has had the wrong strategy when it comes to driving change.

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