- Democrats propose funding teacher pay raises by canceling tax cuts for the wealthy
- May 23, 7:30 AM: Responding to teacher walkouts across the country, congressional Democrats on Tuesday proposed raising teachers’ salaries by canceling the tax cut for the nation’s top 1 percent of earners.
- If You Think Teacher Strikes Are About Pay, Think Again (CER in the news)
- > May 22, 7:27 AM: 20,000 North Carolina teachers took to the streets of Raleigh for what was billed as a march and rally against low wages and underfunded schools. It was neither. “My heart goes out to the teachers that did turn out for the rally.
- Opinion: Pay Teachers More—but Make Sure They Earn It
- > May 22, 7:26 AM: As usual, the politics of education lately seem like they’re all about the grown-ups. Teachers unions hope their walkouts in states like Arizona, Kentucky and Oklahoma will turn red states blue in 2018, while others foresee a
- Thousands of teachers to march on NC Capitol for better pay, school funding
- > May 16, 7:03 AM: Thousands of North Carolina classrooms will be empty Wednesday as teachers march on the State Capitol in Raleigh for better pay and more funding for schools. Dozens of school districts in the area, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg
- Detroit school board backs teacher bonuses, credit
- May 3, 6:53 AM: The Detroit school board has approved plans to give bonuses to veteran district teachers as well as give credit for previous classroom experience to educators, union officials confirmed Wednesday.
- What’s driving the latest wave of teacher strikes? Pension problems, some say
Colorado isn’t the only state where an underfunded retirement system has played a role in a teacher uprising sweeping the U.S. In Kentucky, educators in at least 20 school districts walked out of their classrooms after the >
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- Opinion: The Teachers’ Revolt Spreads to Arizona
- > Apr 27, 6:49 AM: On Thursday, a historic walkout by teachers and the support staff closed more than 1,000 public schools in Arizona. The state became the latest and the largest to be swept by a labor insurgency among underpaid educators that
- Thousands of Colorado teachers expected to march to the state Capitol on Thursday and Friday, seekin
- > Apr 26, 7:10 AM: Teachers from Douglas County and Jefferson County school districts are rallying at the Capitol on Thursday, while teachers from Denver Public Schools — the state’s largest district — will join educators from Aurora, Boulder Valley
- Top Republicans meet to work out deal on teacher pay
- Apr 24, 7:42 AM: Top Republicans are huddling to see if they can reach an accord over the issue of teacher pay ahead of Thursday’s strike deadline, potentially forestalling or at least undermining the walkout.
- Colorado teachers stage rally at statehouse to lobby for higher pay
- > Apr 17, 7:06 AM: Chanting “You left me no choice, I have to use my teacher voice!” hundreds of Colorado teachers converged on the state Capitol on Monday to demand changes in school funding and to lobby for higher teacher pay and a stronger
- Surge in teacher activism challenges GOP austerity mindset
- > Apr 4, 7:05 AM: Oklahoma's teacher strike, inspired by one in West Virginia, shuttered schools a second day Tuesday. After nine years into an economic expansion in which the gains have been unevenly distributed, teachers in red states are
- Thousands from across Kentucky rally for education at Capitol
- > Apr 3, 4:48 AM: An estimated 10,000 to 12,000 people, according to the city of Frankfort, attended a rally sponsored by the Kentucky Education Association just days after the state legislature passed a pension-reform bill and on the same day
- Fed up with school spending cuts, Oklahoma teachers prepare to walk out
- > Apr 2, 7:00 AM: Oklahoma’s schools and educators have endured some of the steepest cuts in education in the last decade, reductions that are evident in dwindling supplies, aging textbooks and the pay stubs of teachers. Before last week, state
- Oklahoma Teachers Just Got a $6,100 Pay Raise. They’re Going to Strike Anyway
- > Mar 30, 7:41 AM: Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill Thursday giving teachers a $6,100 raise on average, but educators in the state — who rank among the worst paid in the country — are still planning to strike on Monday, demanding higher raises and
- Let Kentucky school districts offer bonuses to teachers who work in struggling schools
- Mar 20, 6:46 AM: We’ve set up a system throughout Kentucky, and particularly in JCPS, that fails our most vulnerable students and hamstrings our lowest-performing schools, known as priority schools.
- Governor says she’ll sign teacher pay raise
- Mar 6, 7:37 AM: Gov. Susana Martinez said Monday she will sign Senate Bill 119, increasing the minimum salaries for teachers, with the lowest level of pay rising from $34,000 a year to $36,000.
- WV teachers call for more than a 1 percent raise
- > Jan 16, 7:00 AM: Gov. Jim Justice, in his State of the State address last week, requested a “1 percent” across-the-board pay increase for West Virginia teachers in this year’s legislative session, with further 1 percent increases in each of the
- Judge won’t dismiss teacher-bonus lawsuit
- Nov 28, 7:44 AM: A federal judge has rejected arguments by the Florida Department of Education that he should dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s controversial “Best and Brightest” teacher-bonus program.
- Utah lawmakers propose $4,000 salary stipends for special ed teachers
- Nov 9, 7:24 AM: Qualifying special educators could earn stipends starting at $4,000 annually under a legislative proposal that is similar to bonuses now paid to teachers of mathematics, some science disciplines and computer science.
- More bonuses for teachers?
- Oct 10, 5:33 AM: The State Board of Education is mulling a new plan to award monetary bonuses to certain teachers in elementary and middle schools.