The teachers’ union in Md. calls on the state and federal government to reduce the amount of time kids spend on testing.
Seattle teachers went on strike Wednesday, Sept 9, which was supposed to be the first day of school for about 52,000 students.
Education reform is coming to Mexico, and some entrenched teachers in poor communities don’t want it. Police shut them down.
A bond rating service has downgraded debt assumed by Chicago Public Schools to junk status. This is becoming a habit.
If the Supreme Court makes it illegal to demand dues from non-members, will unions survive? Will instruction improve in our schools?
Gov Bruce Rauner of IL blasted teachers’ unions when he spoke at a seminar for education journalists in Chicago. The teachers’ union responded.
Vermont is 1 of 13 states where teachers’ strikes aren’t completely illegal. But that might change this legislative season.
Teachers have been on strike in Waukegan IL, forcing kids to be out of school and residents to become restless. (Update 10/30: Strike is over.)
The teachers’ strike in Galesburg IL has ended after 15 days. School will resume on Aug 29, and the football game against Moline will go on.
In North Carolina, a new law will allow teachers to give up their tenure in exchange for a $500 bonus, compounded each year of a 4-year contract, pending availability of funding.
The teachers’ strike in Dixon, Ill., now in its 9th day, has forced school officials, all the way up to the Assessment Division at the Illinois State Board of Education, to make special accommodations to give students every chance to complete state testing.
In case you’re wondering about the legality of teachers’ strikes, they are legal in Illinois and 12 other states. But that’s all, primarily because most state legislatures have put education on par with police and fire protection as essential services provided by government.
Chicago teachers are still on strike, the mayor plans to seek an injunction to get kids back in school, and the debate may not be soluble in the course of a labor negotiation. What else is new?
Lake Forest High School teachers are on strike this morning after negotiations late Tuesday night failed to produce an agreement on salary terms.