Minnesota lawmakers consider legislation that would loosen requirements for superintendents to lay off newly hired teachers first. The measure also seeks to prevent further adoption of Common Core standards.
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April 04, 2011
March 28, 2011
Despite being knocked back by legislation in several states, teachers' unions are stepping up their advocacy through legal action, mass communication with their membres, fundraising and other means.
March 17, 2011
Two pieces of legislation, which collectively would phase out tenure for teachers and create a merit pay system for teachers and administrators, are signed into law by Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.
March 14, 2011
Wisconsin's controversial bill to curb collective bargaining regulations is now law. What happens now, in terms of school district policy and union politics?
March 08, 2011
Gov. John Kasich defends a controversial proposal to curb collective bargaining rights in Ohio, and says the state needs to bring Teach for America educators to its schools.
March 04, 2011
Arne Duncan provides a few details on his talk with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and says that changing collective bargaining can save some costs.
March 04, 2011
Will the ongoing battle over collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin hurt local school officials' ability to work cooperatively?
February 26, 2011
At the National Governors Association's winter meeting, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged governors to make peace with teachers' unions amid ongoing labor disputes.
February 25, 2011
School district leaders are worried that Gov. Scott Walker's controversial proposal to curb collective bargaining and ask employees to pay more for benefit will hurt their school systems, going forward.
February 22, 2011
Wisconsin public employees turn to members of the Green Bay Packers to try to win public support to their side, in their public battle with Gov. Scott Walker.