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July 13, 2018

Feds Should Create New $10,000 Tax Credit to Boost Teacher Pay, Progressive Group Says

The proposed tax credit would be targeted towards teachers who work in high-poverty schools, and it could mean up to a $190 raise per week for teachers

June 28, 2018

In Pushback to Janus Ruling, Democrats Tout Bill Affirming Union Power

Democrats in Congress sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week that prohibits public sector unions from collecting "fair share" fees from workers.

November 09, 2017

Senate Tax Bill Ends Deductions for State and Local Taxes, Classroom Supplies

A national teachers' union says the House bill would jeopardize nearly $250 billion in education funding over the next decade, but the Senate bill could put even more pressure on revenue for schools.

February 17, 2017

Teachers' Unions Are Reaching Out to Betsy DeVos—With Mixed Results

The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association were major opponents of the new education secretary during her confirmation process, saying she would hurt public schools.

January 09, 2017

AFT President: Unqualified 'Ideologue' Betsy DeVos Could Undo ESSA Consensus

In a speech Monday, Randi Weingarten, head of the teachers' union, said President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary is unqualified to lead the Education Department.

July 28, 2016

AFT President: Under ESSA, Teaching, Not Accountability, Poised to Take the Lead

We caught up with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as she made the rounds.

July 26, 2016

DNC Emails Published by WikiLeaks Show Links to AFT and Common-Core Anxiety

In one email released by WikiLeaks, a communications staffer for the DNC said common core was too sensitive politically to be included in a video about GOP candidates.

July 26, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders in DNC Speech: Invest in Education, Not Prisons

The Vermont senator and former White House hopeful, who spoke Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, also highlighted his plans to make college more affordable.

July 07, 2016

My Enemy's Enemy: Sen. Alexander's NEA Award Caps Recent Political Alliance

The National Education Association and Sen. Lamar Alexander have developed a good working relationship, resulting in several legislative wins, including the Every Student Succeeds Act.

June 27, 2016

Democratic Party's Draft Platform Focuses on ZIP Codes, 'School-to-Prison Pipeline'

So what does a draft version of the Democratic Party's policy platform say about K-12 education?

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