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November 04, 2010

Teachers Strike Tough on Parents

Frustrated about class cancellations that could last up to six more weeks, some parents in Bethel Park, Pa., dressed up like "teachers on strike" for Halloween.

October 19, 2010

Economist: 'War on Teachers' a Fallacy

In an op-ed piece roundly attacking teachers' unions, economist Erik A. Hanushek argues that recent school reform manifestations—e.g., Race to the Top, the L.A. Times teacher-effectiveness rankings, "Waiting for Superman"—constitute not a "war on teachers" but a growing recognition of the ...

October 07, 2010

Do Union Contracts Get in the Way?

Jose Vilson takes serious issue with the notion—expressed indelibly by a young teacher in this video clip from NBC's Education Nation event—that union contracts prevent teachers from doing all that they can to help struggling students: Can we just agree that teachers just do what they go...

October 07, 2010

Union Boycotts Teacher Award Ceremony, Citing Tea Party Ties

A science and math coach in Brooklyn, N.Y., won $25,000 for teaching excellence--but the awarding foundation's connection to the Tea Party has since stirred up some controversy.

October 04, 2010

Survey: British Teachers Struggling With Student Behavior, Too

A new survey making news in England has found that fully 70 percent of British teachers have contemplated quitting because of student-behavior problems. Conducted by a coalition of organizations that includes the National Union of Teachers, the survey also shows more than 90 percent of the 350 teac...

August 13, 2010

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee vs. D.C. Teachers' Union President

Four hundred or so new D.C. teachers are starting the school year amid a climate of controversy as tensions between Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and the President of the D.C. teachers' union George Parker continue to run high.

August 12, 2010

Edujobs Bill: Are Teachers to Blame?

Tuesday's passage of the edujobs bill did not sit well with everyone, and has some blaming teacher salaries and benefits for the state of the economy.

June 09, 2010

People Really Do Change

The National Education Association plans on giving its 2010 Friend of the NEA Award to...Diane Ravitch.

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