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July 02, 2009

Early Look at Duncan's NEA Speech

The Education Secretary took on some of the prized benefits of being a teacher: tenure, the salary schedule, and union protection.

June 30, 2009

Doomsday Clock Ticking on Mayoral Control in NYC

From guest blogger Lesli A. Maxwell So, there's less than 12 hours to go before New York City's mayoral control law expires, and the New York Senate remains in utter chaos, with few signs that sanity will prevail fast enough for members to settle on who is in charge of that chamber and to actually ...

June 17, 2009

AFT's Weingarten Cautious On Duncan's Common Tests

AFT President Randi Weingarten has written about the need for national academic standards and testified about it on Capitol Hill. But, in a wide-ranging interview with Edweek reporters yesterday, she was less than enthusiastic about Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's proposal to use a portion of...

June 15, 2009

AFT's Weingarten Speaks to 'Those' Charter School Cap Opponents

But she doesn't mention Education Secretary Arne Duncan by name.

May 12, 2009

Brad Jupp is Arne's New Two-for-One Teacher Guy

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a new teacher quality adviser ... and he's got a foot in both the merit pay and union camps. Brad Jupp is formerly a senior policy adviser to Denver-schools-superintendent-turned-U.S.-Senator Michael Bennet. In that role, he worked on school and district pe...

March 12, 2009

Duncan Reaches Out to Teachers' Unions

Education secretary Arne Duncan has hired an Illinois union official to be a senior adviser.

March 03, 2009

Union Leaders on NCLB and the Stim

Randi Weingarten, the new president of the AFT and Dennis Van Roekel, the new president of the NEA, discuss whether $115 billion in education fund "changes the conversation" on renewing the law.

January 20, 2009

NEA to Participate in Inaugural Parade

If you're on the Mall waiting for the inaugural parade, or planning to catch it on TV from the warmth of your living rooms, keep your eyes peeled for hats, gloves, and scarves bearing the National Education Association's logo.

November 25, 2008

Former AFT President to Labor Department?

So the Associated Press is reporting that former American Federation of Teachers President Edward J. McElroy is a possibility for U.S. secretary of labor. McElroy has a long history with the AFL-CIO and, apparently, his heart is more on the labor union side of things than on the education side. Ov...

November 04, 2008

NEA Touts Its Campaign Activities

Most of the returns weren't even in yet, but already the National Education Association had sent around a press release bragging about its election efforts. The union, which endorsed Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama, distributed more than 21.3 million pieces of mail during the campaign.

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