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November 17, 2014

Concerns of Career and Technical Education Teachers Voiced in Survey

An AFT survey of 570 career technical education teachers finds strong support for the programs but some concerns about equipment and funding.

November 16, 2014

Curmudgucation Digest (November 16)

Ohio elementary specials under siege, NCTQ with bogus research, the feds ask to see states' imaginary plans, and High Noon at AEI. This week at curmudgucation.

November 12, 2014

Can the Common Core Be Improved?

Is it possible to rewrite the Core so that they are actually good? What questions must we answer if we are to create standards worth having?

November 10, 2014

Colo. Teachers' Collective Bargaining Opened to Public

But it's not yet clear whether the measure will hurt unions' negotiating power, or help it.

November 10, 2014

'Net Neutrality' Stirs Passions of Some Ed. Groups, Gets Silence From Others

A number of education and technology groups have called for the FCC to protect net neutrality, but the nation's two biggest teachers' unions have been silent on the issue.

November 04, 2014

Did Teachers' Union Political Spending Pay Off? Early Answer: No

Teachers' unions spent big this midterm election cycle, especially on state and local races, without much return on that investment.

November 03, 2014

Teachers' Union Bosses Barnstorm Across U.S., AFT Makes Final TV Ad Push

The American Federation of Teachers is piling on the political ads in key cities and states, and AFT President Randi Weingarten is hopscotching across the country to stump for various candidates.

November 03, 2014

AFT's Political Blitz to the Midterm-Election Finish Line

The American Federation of Teachers launched several political ads leading up to Tuesday's midterm election, and AFT President Randi Weingarten stumped in key states.

October 29, 2014

Calif. Chief's Race: When Tuck's Green Dot and Weingarten's Union Were Allies

Despite being on opposite sides in the California school chief's race, AFT President Randi Weingarten has worked in concert with the network of charter schools formerly led by Marshall Tuck.

October 28, 2014

Coalition of Unions, Ed. Groups Call For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.

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