- Flesh Out State Education Bills and Postures
Indy GOP lawmakers agree not to revive bill limiting unions' collective bargaining rights after Dems flee state to prevent legislation from moving forward. Dems still refuse to return in hopes of having demands regarding other >
Feb 24, 10:01 AM:
- Unions Set to Rally For Tenure
Memphis teachers ready to rally against bill that would eliminate collective bargaining in state. Explores union rhetoric that tenure needed for "due process." Doesn't mention all the time and resources spent on making sure >
Feb 24, 8:09 AM:
- Teachers, Unions Need to Change
District officials, union leaders and teachers gathered in Denver at federal govt urging, although LAUSD and NYC couldn't put aside differences long enough to attend. Talked about how to fix problems between adults, but how about >
Feb 23, 9:56 AM:
- FL News Masquerades as Opinion
Plan by public employee unions to protest Gov. Scott's budget cuts akin to Wisconsin, reads more like an announcement, giving clues to how best to get involved, rather than information about the state of the budget and realities >
Feb 22, 8:42 AM:
- Look At Impact On Students
TN legislature introduces bill to end collective bargaining between teachers' unions and school boards just before Gov. presents his own Ed reforms. Focus on fight between teachers and senators ignores potential effect on >
Feb 17, 11:39 AM:
- How Many Kids Are Home Today?
Wisc. teachers cut class under union protest of reform bill that takes the teeth out of collective bargaining for all state employees. Absent the details, we can only imagine that there is more to the story. Missing is the >
Feb 17, 10:12 AM:
- One-Eyed at Christie
Leading NJ paper makes Gov. speech about reforms sound like a rant about funding and education, rather than providing details on why he thinks substantive proposals will make schools better. Addresses getting rid of tenure, >
Feb 17, 10:06 AM:
- TN Union Changes
Forward movement in Senate effort to abolish collective bargaining rights in the Volunteer State highlighted with cause, purpose and data, as well as cheers from supporters, jeers from the teachers who are organized to fight. >
Feb 17, 7:52 AM:
- One-Sided Union Portrayal
Says it is "exploring" the teachers union in ID. Sounds like its only resource is union handbook. Get specific on how, or if, collective bargaining helps students achieve to high levels. Need more than one perspective. >
Feb 14, 11:54 AM:
- Unions Oppose MN Ed Pay Freeze
Senate bill avoids layoffs by freezing public and charter ed employee salaries and prohibiting strikes and bargaining deadlines amid union grumbling. A word or two from supporters would help public grasp on the issue.
Feb 11, 9:05 AM:
- Union Rallies Teachers Against Reform
Teacher union protests merit pay, vouchers, etc. outside Ind. Statehouse. One-sided slam dunk where union voice dominates. Inject reality. Offer counterpoints to outrageous comments like merit pay means no teacher >
Feb 9, 11:21 AM:
- Judge on Teacher Quality, Not Age
Chastises NYC teacher union for supporting "last in-first out" for lay-offs. Focus on quality of teaching rather than age -- for both sides of dispute -- to get best in the field in front of the class.
Feb 7, 5:57 PM:
- Teacher Unions Slammed
Sharp review of the problems with unions. It cost N.J. $220,000 to fire an abusive teacher! Why should teachers get special treatment when all other jobs are evaluated on performance? Great attention to a critical issue.
Feb 4, 2:04 PM:
- Charter Opposition in Calif.
Charters wanted to boost black students' achievement in Sacramento. Focus should be on what the county and state as a whole are doing to help all underachieving students.
Feb 3, 3:53 PM:
- Rochester On The Brink Of Reform
Effective opinion piece in support of Supt. Brizard’s push for teacher accountability in Rochester. Teacher unions resist the reform. A comparison with other sch. districts implanting similar measures would add a lot. >
Feb 3, 12:09 PM:
- Do Tell Us But Back It Up!
A teacher's voice in the mix! Too bad it is so empassioned that no data or evidence is provided. How exactly is the teacher union "standing behind" her and how is merit-pay going to take away her soul?
Feb 2, 1:03 PM:
- Teacher Unions Are Failing Their Own Members
Commentary rightly notes public school teachers who are doing a good job.have their successes undercut by their union. More statistics would be helpful, but students are not served by keeping ineffective teachers in place. >
Jan 31, 2:16 PM:
- Gov. Chafee, Who Are Your Real Friends?
Will Gov. Chafee please his friends in the Teachers Union or follow the suggestions of education groups? What is the best for Rhode Island schools? He faces that predicament according to a to-the-point article.
Jan 31, 2:14 PM:
- “Last In, First Out” Policy Hurts Students
Teacher unions back "last hired, first fired" policy in response to budget-driven layoffs, but is this the best policy for students? Why aren't teacher standards considered rather than date of hire?
Jan 31, 1:18 PM: