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April 09, 2015

NEA Bullish on Prospects for Senate Passage of Bipartisan ESEA Rewrite

The last time the Senate voted on a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was when it debated the No Child Left Behind Act back in 2001, meaning most current senators have never cast a vote on K-12 law.

March 27, 2015

Growing Inequality Is Visible in K-12 Politics

The one-percenters who can make large campaign donations have more money than ever. And, as in all other policy areas these days, they want to call the shots in K-12 education.

February 25, 2015

U.S. Education Secretary Says ESEA Should Expand Focus to Early Learning

Arne Duncan said the details are up to Congress, but an advocacy coalition wants a preschool title to be added to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

February 24, 2015

In Anti-Testing Push, Unions Turn to Polls, Ads

The New Jersey and Connecticut state affiliates of the National Education Association are mounting aggressive campaigns.

February 17, 2015

National Teachers' Unions Step Up Lobbying Efforts on NCLB Rewrite

The NEA and AFT have launched separate grass-roots lobbying efforts in hopes of continuing to push their priorities for the federal K-12 overhaul.

February 05, 2015

NEA Lawsuit in Tennessee Challenges Evaluations of 'Non-Tested' Teachers

The suit, filed by the National Education Association's Tennessee affiliate, contends the state's teacher-evaluation system violates educators' due process and equal protection rights.

December 11, 2014

Teachers' Unions Face 'Best and Worst' of Times

It's the best of times for California's teacher unions, and also the worst. They have solid political backing in Sacramento, but only a limited time to use it.

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.

October 15, 2014

State Elections Get Lion's Share of Teachers' Union's Campaign Cash

The NEA's increased emphasis on state races continues a 2012 trend set in motion by the rise of new and influential education reform groups, like StudentsFirst

October 14, 2014

NEA Spends Big on State Races

The National Education Association's political action committee spent $8.3 million since July, including $900,000 to the Democratic Governors Association.

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