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July 23, 2015

Who Will the NEA Endorse for President, Clinton or Sanders?

NEA culture and governance make it harder for the 3 million-member union to make an early primary endorsement for a presidential candidate.

July 13, 2015

Gov. Walker Enters Presidential Race Claiming He 'Improved Education' in Wisc.

As far as education is concerned, Walker is perhaps most prominent for his successful push to strip collective bargaining rights for teachers and other public employees in 2011.

May 01, 2015

NEA Seeks to Overturn Obamacare's 'Excise Tax' Penalty

The National Education Association signaled its support for a bill introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., that would repeal the tax, which goes into effect in 2018.

November 04, 2014

Tillis Upsets Hagan in North Carolina Senate Race

In the country's most expensive contest, Republican challenger Thom Tillis ousted Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

November 03, 2014

AFT's Political Blitz to the Midterm-Election Finish Line

The American Federation of Teachers launched several political ads leading up to Tuesday's midterm election, and AFT President Randi Weingarten stumped in key states.

October 22, 2014

Education-Focused Campaign Spending Crosses Party Lines

The notion that teachers' unions only give to Democrats and education advocacy organizations only give to Republicans is wrong.

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.

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