The American Federation of Teachers launched several political ads leading up to Tuesday's midterm election, and AFT President Randi Weingarten stumped in key states.
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November 03, 2014
October 22, 2014
The notion that teachers' unions only give to Democrats and education advocacy organizations only give to Republicans is wrong.
October 14, 2014
The National Education Association's political action committee spent $8.3 million since July, including $900,000 to the Democratic Governors Association.
October 10, 2014
The newest poll shows incumbent Sen. Mark Begich down six points against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan in Alaska's U.S Senate race.
September 19, 2014
Under Rep. Steve Israel's new bill, the federal role in federal testing would shrink.
September 17, 2014
In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.
August 01, 2014
A look at how the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are donating to House and Senate campaigns.
July 15, 2014
The two national teachers' unions played some serious politics during their recent annual conferences, including calling for the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
June 27, 2014
Teachers' unions are wary of a new grant in Sen. Tom Harkin's Higher Education Act reauthorization draft that would rank teacher-preparation programs based in part on student test scores.
June 10, 2014
"A rushed effort to apply the assessments could punish teachers as they're trying new things," a Gates Foundation official wrote in announcing the group's new stance.