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October 06, 2008

Health Care Is Top Issue in NEA Battleground Blitz

The National Education Association's on-the-ground campaign efforts appear to be mostly emphasizing health care over education issues.

August 27, 2008

DFER's Skybox View of Hillary's Speech

The Democrats for Education Reform have apparently arrived on the convention scene.

August 26, 2008

Video: Teachers Unions' Presidents' Interviews

NEA President Reg Weaver and AFT President Randi Weingarten spoke with Education Week reporters, shortly after they each addressed the DNC.

August 26, 2008

Money Talks: Clinton Still the Union Favorite?

With Obama the presumptive nominee, the AFT has shifted its allegiance. Will the union's rank-and-file members follow?

August 26, 2008

New Generation of Democrats Embraces School Choice

African-American policymakers under the age of 50 are no longer opposing school choice simply because they are following the lead of their allies on other issues.

August 25, 2008

Teacher-Pay Issue Is Hot in DNC Discussions

Teacher pay may be the biggest education issue at the Democratic National Convention.

August 24, 2008

Union Tensions at DNC

The education event that followed the NEA luncheon showed the growing tensions within the Democratic Party over school reform, and the role of teachers’ unions.

August 24, 2008

NEA Delegates Jump on Liberal Bandwagon

The 200-plus NEA delegates from the Democratic National Convention aren’t going to be reading Campaign K-12. If they follow the advice of their union’s staff, they’ll be getting their convention news from stalwart liberal blogs DailyKos, talkingpointsmemo, and others. The blogs will give de...

August 01, 2008

More Reaction on the McCain Speech...

...from American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. I think it goes without saying that she doesn't like it. I can practically hear the sarcasm when she refers to Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein as McCain's "new best friends." Read Alyson's detailed post about what sparked Wein...

July 23, 2008

McCain and Obama Advisers on Spec Ed, NCLB, and Funding

Sen. John McCain will be filling in the blanks in his education plan in a "little bit" with proposals on prekindergarten, college access and affordability, and special education, top education adviser Lisa Graham Keegan told the National Conference of State Legislators today in New Orleans. While m...

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