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October 16, 2014

Getting Past Surreal Arguments on the Common Core

Casey: In my judgment, the [common-core] standards have the potential to do some real good.

October 14, 2014

Living Democracy Every School Day

Meier: I think some of the practices of even the AFT (and the UAW) have been deleterious to the important sense of membership.

October 10, 2014

AFT President Randi Weingarten Heads to Alaska to Back Sen. Begich in Close Race

The newest poll shows incumbent Sen. Mark Begich down six points against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan in Alaska's U.S Senate race.

October 07, 2014

Unions, Teachers, and Opting Out: A Complex Calculus

How will unions support teachers who refuse to give standardized tests?

October 02, 2014

Of Teachers' Unions, Democracy, & 'Civic Mondays'

Casey: We are a nation in need of a "Civic Monday" movement. And education needs such a movement as much as any part of American society.

September 30, 2014

Teachers' Unions, Democracy, & Risk-Taking

What, Leo, could we do to make the unions we most respect become places that teach democracy on a daily basis?

September 19, 2014

AFT Backs Newest Proposal to Reduce Testing

Under Rep. Steve Israel's new bill, the federal role in federal testing would shrink.

July 15, 2014

For Unions, Policy Battles Are Just History Repeating

Battles fought decades ago by famous leaders of the two national teachers' unions still continue today.

July 14, 2014

AFT Takes Key Steps on Standards, Accountability

At its convention in Los Angeles, the American Federation of Teachers approved a resolution calling for greater educator involvement in implementing the common-core standards.

July 14, 2014

AFT Convention Resolution: Give Teachers More Power Over Common Core

The teachers' union will "continue to support the promise" of the common standards, but teachers must have more input and oversight, the resolution sates.

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