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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.

September 17, 2012

Obama Campaign on Teachers' Strike: It's Not a Political Distraction

Obama campaign spokesman Jen Psaki characterized the Chicago teachers' strike as a local political dispute that is not representative of the national debate on education.

September 10, 2012

How Will Chicago Teachers' Strike Impact the 2012 Race?

Mitt Romney says Obama has picked his dog in the fight, but the administration wants to stay neutral.

September 06, 2012

NJEA Official Sees No Rift Between Teachers Unions, Obama

The New Jersey Education Association's vice president doesn't like Race to the Top, but says he still likes President Barack Obama.

September 04, 2012

Democratic Platform Hails Common Core, Praises Teachers

The official Democratic Party platform highlights the importance of evaluations in helping teachers, as well as the Common Core State Standards.

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