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July 11, 2019

The American Federation of Teachers Is Suing Betsy DeVos Over Loan Forgiveness

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

When Will the Largest Teachers' Union Endorse a Presidential Candidate? Here's What We Know

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

Democratic Presidential Candidates Make Their Pitches to Teachers' Union Leaders

Three presidential candidates have pledged to nominate a teacher to the Education Secretary position during a National Education Association forum.

June 03, 2019

A West Virginia Bill Might Ban Teacher Strikes. How Much Would That Matter?

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' Education Plan: Unions and Desegregation Win, Charters Lose

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

Kamala Harris Tells Teachers: 'We Are Not Paying You Your Value'

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.

January 31, 2019

Ex-Obama Adviser Who Championed Teacher Evaluations to Seek Senate Seat

Can a Democrat with a record of tying test scores to teacher evaluations win a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado? Mike Johnston, a former Obama campaign adviser, wants to find out.

July 13, 2018

Feds Should Create New $10,000 Tax Credit to Boost Teacher Pay, Progressive Group Says

The proposed tax credit would be targeted towards teachers who work in high-poverty schools, and it could mean up to a $190 raise per week for teachers

June 28, 2018

In Pushback to Janus Ruling, Democrats Tout Bill Affirming Union Power

Democrats in Congress sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week that prohibits public sector unions from collecting "fair share" fees from workers.

November 09, 2017

Senate Tax Bill Ends Deductions for State and Local Taxes, Classroom Supplies

A national teachers' union says the House bill would jeopardize nearly $250 billion in education funding over the next decade, but the Senate bill could put even more pressure on revenue for schools.

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