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December 07, 2017

AFT President Weingarten Arrested at Protest for Dreamers

Randi Weingarten, the president of one of the nation's largest teachers' unions, was arrested outside the U.S. Capitol in a demonstration in support of undocumented students and teachers.

December 01, 2017

Teachers Hit the Picket Line at First Charter School to Unionize in D.C.

Just one charter school in D.C. has formed a union, and teachers there say the administration isn't negotiating with them as is legally required.

November 20, 2017

After Curb on Unions, Wisconsin Teacher Salaries Fell

Teachers in Wisconsin are earning less money and exiting the profession at higher rates than they were before the state restricted unions' collective-bargaining rights, according to a study from a left-leaning think tank.

October 13, 2017

N.Y. Teachers' Union Sues to Block Charters From Certifying Their Teachers

Charter schools in New York will soon be able to certify their own teachers--a measure the unions are hoping to fight in court.

October 12, 2017

Participation in Teachers' Unions is Down, And Likely to Tumble Further

The percentage of U.S. public school teachers participating in unions has been declining steadily over the last two decades—and the numbers are soon likely to take an even steeper dive.

October 06, 2017

AFT's Cash Reserves Down More Than $13 Million

The American Federation of Teachers released its annual financials. Here are some quick facts.

September 28, 2017

A Primer on the Supreme Court Case That Teachers' Unions Have Been Fearing

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a case on public-employee union fees that could potentially deliver a harsh blow to the nation's teachers' unions. Here's what you need to know.

September 20, 2017

Several Districts Start the Year With Teacher Strikes

Teachers in Burlington, Vt., are headed back to work after a four-day strike. But strikes continue in two Pennsylvania districts.

September 15, 2017

Fla. Teachers' Union Sues State, Ed. Dept., and Districts Over Teacher Bonus Program

The program awards teachers who are rated "highly effective" on their evaluations—as long as their SAT or ACT scores are in the 80th percentile or above.

September 12, 2017

Parents Prefer Good Neighborhood Schools Over More Choice, Poll Finds

The American Federation of Teachers' survey also asked parents about the best way to improve teaching and what they most want from their public schools.

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