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September 17, 2019

Bernie Sanders Aims to Woo Educators With Ad About Teacher Activism

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders promoted a video of striking West Virginia teachers Tuesday as presidential candidates continued to push for national union endorsements. Sanders has called for higher teachers' salaries, which are typically set at the state and local levels.

August 20, 2019

Public Support for Teachers' Unions and Charter Schools Grows, Survey Says

The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.

August 19, 2019

Questions About Education Contracts Shake Up Puerto Rico Yet Again

The president of Puerto Rico's teachers' union said her decision to step down was not connected to questions about her husband's contracts with the U.S. territory's Department of Education.

July 11, 2019

The American Federation of Teachers Is Suing Betsy DeVos Over Loan Forgiveness

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has filed the lawsuit, claiming Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made it impossible for people to secure Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

July 07, 2019

When Will the Largest Teachers' Union Endorse a Presidential Candidate? Here's What We Know

The National Education Association endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders early in the last presidential election, angering some members. The union now has a new process for endorsement.

July 05, 2019

Democratic Presidential Candidates Make Their Pitches to Teachers' Union Leaders

Three presidential candidates have pledged to nominate a teacher to the Education Secretary position during a National Education Association forum.

June 03, 2019

A West Virginia Bill Might Ban Teacher Strikes. How Much Would That Matter?

Legislation in the Mountaineer State would pack a one-two punch of permitting charter schools and banning teacher strikes. But ultimate success or failure and impact on local schools, remain unclear.

May 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders' Education Plan: Unions and Desegregation Win, Charters Lose

Bernie Sanders' sweeping vision would establish a $60,000 minimum salary for teachers, while clamping down on charters and boosting efforts to desegregate schools. It's hard to see a lot of it becoming a reality.

May 06, 2019

Kamala Harris Tells Teachers: 'We Are Not Paying You Your Value'

In March, the California senator and Democratic presidential candidate released a teacher pay proposal. She sought to build her support among educators at a May 6 American Federation of Teachers town hall.

January 31, 2019

Ex-Obama Adviser Who Championed Teacher Evaluations to Seek Senate Seat

Can a Democrat with a record of tying test scores to teacher evaluations win a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado? Mike Johnston, a former Obama campaign adviser, wants to find out.

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