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June 14, 2014

Vergara Decision Feeds Testing and Teacher Turnover

The Vergara decision feeds into our societal obsession with test scores, and propels us towards schools with even less stability, and higher turnover.

May 23, 2014

Oregon Teachers' Union Supports Opting Out, Calls for Congressional Hearings on Testing

Today we have the fourth report this month contributed by teacher union activists, who have followed democratic processes in their unions to engage in active resistance to high stakes testing.

May 22, 2014

Massachusetts Teachers Association Takes On High Stakes Tests, School Takeovers

Activist rank-and-file movements are ramping up teachers unions' fight for justice, reason, and community solidarity by passing resolutions and winning offices across the country.

May 10, 2014

Michelle Gunderson: How Chicago Teachers Union Decided to Oppose Common Core

Wednesday evening I stood before my brothers and sisters at the Chicago Teachers Union to speak in favor of our resolution opposing the Common Core State Standards. When I finished speaking, there was a call for the vote.

May 08, 2014

Chicago Teachers Union Breaks With Common Core

Yesterday, in a vote that shows democracy is alive in the American Federation of Teachers, members of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates voted -- reportedly unanimously -- to join the growing national resistance to the Common Core standards.

February 04, 2014

Paul Horton: Why Obama's Education Policies Will Not Change and Why "Change is Hard"

What the President did not tell the AFT crowd in 2008 was that the school that he was describing was a charter school that had closed its doors to a large percentage of students who started with the class

February 02, 2014

John Thompson: As Due Process for Teachers is Removed, Secret Files and Blacklists Return

Mutual consent began as a part of the assault on seniority and it requires teachers who, through no fault of their own, had to transfer to another school to get approval from the receiving school's principal in order to transfer.

January 07, 2014

Are Progressive Critics of Common Core "Getting Played" By Enemies of Public Education?

Today, Politico offers an analysis of conservative's organized opposition to the Common Core which points out that the end game for many of these Koch-funded groups is total annihilation of public education

November 15, 2013

Union-Led Reform Project in California Shares Lessons

If you were to think of the key things that you would want to do to support learning at high poverty schools, what would be on your list?

October 03, 2013

Is Education Reform a Faith-Based Belief System?

It is interesting that Mr. Petrilli uses the word "faith" to describe his belief that schools will somehow rescue the poor from impoverishment.

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