Teachers in Indiana and Idaho line up against Republican-backed education proposals, but a Wisconsin union comes forward with its own proposal to overhaul teacher pay and evaluation.
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February 09, 2011
January 21, 2011
Teachers' unions are on the defensive in many state legislative sessions this year. A pair of union officials, John Stocks and Mary Bell, gave me their thoughts.
December 22, 2010
An Illinois proposal to limit teachers' rights to strike seems likely to provoke a fight in the state, while the fate of changes to tenure, hiring, and firing is unclear.
December 15, 2010
Alabama's House of Representatives approves a measure that would end automatic payroll deductions for state employees to unions' political action organizations.
December 13, 2010
Florida Republican Gov.-elect Rick Scott suggests the state needs to create a major expansion of its school-vouchers efforts. The state's GOP lawmakers, meanwhile, want to revive a version of the state's failed, controversial teacher-pay-and-tenure proposal, Senate Bill 6.
December 08, 2010
The New Jersey Education Association, which has feuded with Gov. Chris Christie, unveils a series of proposed changes to the teaching profession, including altering the process for removing tenured teachers.
November 24, 2010
Ohio, Florida, and other states met a federal deadline to submit Race to the Top plans, with mixed levels of local participation.
November 22, 2010
An education finance journal examines an issue of major financial concern to states: teacher pension and retiree health care costs.
November 01, 2010
In the Florida governor's race, Alex Sink and Rick Scott take very few different positions on Senate Bill 6, a controversial merit-pay measure that was vetoed this year.
October 01, 2010
The nations' two largest teachers' unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, are putting a lot of time and money into state elections this fall.