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January 20, 2012

Jindal Pushing Vouchers, Changes to Teacher Performance

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling for a major expansions of private school vouchers in his state, and proposing eliminating many teacher job protections -- a step taken by a number of other states.

January 18, 2012

N.Y.'s Cuomo Ties Funding Increase to New Teacher Evaluation Plan

After seeing his state's teacher-evaluation system tied up in legal and political fights, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is linking districts' receipt of some state aid to their adoption of new forms of teacher evaluation.

January 10, 2012

Arizona Governor Wants Searchable Teacher-Discipline Database

Gov. Jan Brewer proposes creating a searchable database for parents interested in gathering information about teachers' disciplinary records.

November 15, 2011

Effort to Recall Wis. Governor Begins, and He Fights Back

Opponents of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who successfully pushed a controversial measure to limit teachers' collective bargaining rights, have launched an effort to recall him from office.

November 14, 2011

Lessons on Teachers' Unions from Canada, Finland?

An essay argues that American elected officials can find lessons for teacher union-school district collaboration in Finland and Canada.

November 08, 2011

Ohio Voters Reject Law Limiting Teachers' Collective Bargaining

The Ohio ballot measure was the subject of a flood of media attention as the latest high-profile battle over teachers' and other public employees' collective bargaining powers.

November 01, 2011

Mixed Views Nationally on Teachers' Unions, Collective Bargaining

A recent poll shows that the Ohio public favors repealing a law that teachers' unions say weakens their rights. Nationally, voters appear to have more divided opinions of teachers' unions.

October 19, 2011

Raise Teacher Ed. Standards, State School Boards Group Says

States need to demand that teacher colleges set tougher admissions criteria and give teachers hands-on classroom experience before they enter the profession, the National Association of State Boards of Education says.

October 10, 2011

Another GOP vs. Teachers' Union Battle Emerges, in Michigan

GOP lawmakers introduce a measure that would forbid school contracts that require teachers to pay union fees, which appears to target the Michigan Education Association.

October 04, 2011

Iowa Gov. Unveils Blueprint for Teaching, Online Education

Iowa's Republican governor, Terry Branstad, proposes a new, four-tier pay system for teachers, merit pay, and annual evaluation of educators.

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