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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.

December 06, 2013

AFT Makes $1 Million Ad Buy Against Testing, 'Privatization'

The American Federation of Teachers and its partners are pushing a "National Day of Action" to oppose privatization of schooling and endorse community schools, wraparound services.

August 14, 2013

Michelle Rhee to Co-Host Teacher Town Halls in Three Cities

StudentsFirst founder and former District of Columbia schools' Chancellor Michelle Rhee will co-host town halls in three cities to engage teachers in "real talk on education reform."

August 08, 2013

AFT Wants More Emails From Former Indiana Chief Tony Bennett

The American Federation of Teachers and its Indiana affiliate have filed public records requests in the Hoosier State for emails between Bennett and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education.

April 18, 2013

With Race to Top Implications, Hawaii Finally Gets Teacher Contract

After a standoff that lasted two years, the Hawaii State Teachers Association approved a contract that ties evaluations and pay raises to student test scores.

March 07, 2013

Diane Ravitch Launches New Education Advocacy Counterforce

The Network for Public Education will support political candidates who oppose high-stakes testing, mass school closures, and the "privatizing" of public schools.

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