The potential political cross-pollination between the 2020 White House race and labor unrest among educators in swing-state cities is intriguing, but shouldn't be overstated.
Recently in Teachers' Unions Category
November 17, 2019
September 17, 2019
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders promoted a video of striking West Virginia teachers Tuesday as presidential candidates continued to push for national union endorsements. Sanders has called for higher teachers' salaries, which are typically set at the state and local levels.
August 20, 2019
The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.
August 19, 2019
The president of Puerto Rico's teachers' union said her decision to step down was not connected to questions about her husband's contracts with the U.S. territory's Department of Education.
July 11, 2019
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has filed the lawsuit, claiming Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made it impossible for people to secure Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
July 07, 2019
The National Education Association endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders early in the last presidential election, angering some members. The union now has a new process for endorsement.
July 05, 2019
Three presidential candidates have pledged to nominate a teacher to the Education Secretary position during a National Education Association forum.
June 03, 2019
Legislation in the Mountaineer State would pack a one-two punch of permitting charter schools and banning teacher strikes. But ultimate success or failure and impact on local schools, remain unclear.
May 18, 2019
Bernie Sanders' sweeping vision would establish a $60,000 minimum salary for teachers, while clamping down on charters and boosting efforts to desegregate schools. It's hard to see a lot of it becoming a reality.
May 06, 2019
In March, the California senator and Democratic presidential candidate released a teacher pay proposal. She sought to build her support among educators at a May 6 American Federation of Teachers town hall.