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March 16, 2014

Gates and Duncan Seek to Use Trust in Teachers to Promote Common Core

If leadership is appointed and anointed by those in power, than it can be revoked by those in power. So if we want to be leaders, we are better off developing that status in a way that does not rely on such official designations.

March 14, 2014

San Diego Charter Teachers: Bullying Contributed to Death of Colleague

At a San Diego school board meeting on Tuesday, dramatic testimony from teachers and parents uncovered serious questions about the way their charter school has been run.

March 13, 2014

John Thompson: One Sided Hardball in New York Charter Fight

Vicious no-hold-barred competition cannot improve the lives of children. The poison dumped on adult educators always flows down onto the children.

March 09, 2014

Chicago Children Who Opt Out Face Pressure

"We hear of administrators who are telling families they are breaking the law, which is a lie. Think about this, they are intimidating people who are undocumented or in difficulty."

March 07, 2014

Historic Network for Public Education Conference Issues Call for Congressional Hearings into Test Abuse

The major news to come out of the event was the Call for Congressional Hearings announced on Sunday afternoon. Diane Ravitch and I held an impromptu press conference where we made an urgent request for Congress to investigate the overuse of standardized tests.

March 04, 2014

John Kuhn at the NPE Conference: This is Our Education Spring

John Kuhn, alongside Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis, spoke against threats to public education.

February 28, 2014

Chicago Test Boycott - Second School Joins In

Educators and parents in Chicago joined forces this week to boycott the ISAT at two schools, Maria Saucedo Elementary School and Drummond Montessori. There are also over 1,000 parents at 37 other Chicago schools who requested to opt their child out of ISAT.

February 26, 2014

Union Election in Los Angeles: Meet Candidate Gaffney

Our union is at a crossroads, and I cannot sit back and watch our influence deteriorate. My colleagues know me as a relentless "bridge-builder," and I believe it is only through collaborative efforts by all stakeholders that the union can finally produce real solutions.

February 22, 2014

Union Election in Los Angeles: Candidate Mottus

With so much at stake this year, we asked the candidates running for president of UTLA to answer the same 10 questions. Today we continue with candidate Kevin Mottus.

February 21, 2014

Union Election in Los Angeles: Meet Candidate Solkovits

With so much at stake this year, we asked the candidates running for president of UTLA to answer the same questions. We kick off the series with Gregg Solkovits.

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