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OK Moves Forward with Teachers Union Paycheck Deception, Dubiously Exempts Police and Firefighters

OK Moves Forward with Teachers Union Paycheck Deception, Dubiously Exempts Police and Firefighters
In Oklahoma, a “paycheck protection” bill aimed at teachers unions narrowly passed the Senate General Government Committee on a 4-3 vote last week. HB 1749, written by Rep. Tom Newell, would prohibit automatic deduction of dues for groups engaged in collective bargaining with the state. It would go into action November 1st.
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2014 Education Recap: The Good, The Bad, The Reformy

2014 Education Recap: The Good, The Bad, The Reformy
2014 was a watershed year for public education. While there were plenty of knuckle-headed 'reform' policies and decisions, there were also some big wins, a lot of small victories and the beginnings of a shift in public opinion. So, let's take a walk down memory lane and look back on the good, the bad and the 'reformy'.
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Groundswell Shouts Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover

Groundswell Shouts Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover
You wouldn't have a mechanic perform your heart surgery, would you? So why is Time Magazine giving a bunch of billionaires – with no experience running schools – who want to "fix" the public education system such extensive coverage?
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Using Allowance to Pay His Dues: 13-Year-Old Spotted Working at School Construction Site

Using Allowance to Pay His Dues: 13-Year-Old Spotted Working at School Construction Site
Teachers and laborers want answers after it was discovered that a minor was working on the $880,000 expansion of Cornelia Elementary in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina. Union reps who had been monitoring the worksite snapped photos of a young boy, age 13 or 14, performing dangerous work including operating a bobcat without proper safety gear.
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Minnesota Now Has Its First Two Unionized Charter Schools. 148 to Go.

Minnesota Now Has Its First Two Unionized Charter Schools. 148 to Go.
In Minnesota, union organizers are making inroads at charter schools as teachers increasingly feel they need power in numbers to affect positive change at the privatized schools. In January, teachers at the Twin Cities German Immersion School organized after minor clashes with higher-ups. And in July the teachers and staff of the Community School of Excellence in St. Paul did the same. The two schools are the first of Minnesota’s 150 charter schools to go union.
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Teachers Mad at 22% Cut to Education Funding, Op-Ed Mad at Teachers Rallying on a School Day

Teachers Mad at 22% Cut to Education Funding, Op-Ed Mad at Teachers Rallying on a School Day
Since the economic downturn in 2008, education funding has dropped in Oklahoma more than in any other state. When teachers held a rally last week at the state capitol, the tea party conservatives got upset — not at the estimated 22 percent cut in education funds, but at the "self-righteousness" of holding the rally on a school day.
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How Obama Uses Junk Science to Punish Teachers

How Obama Uses Junk Science to Punish Teachers
The new requirements for No Child Left Behind waivers from the Department of Education have some bad news for America's teachers. The Obama administration wants states to use standardized tests to not only judge students and schools but now teachers as well lest we lose ground to China
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Philly Schools Eschew Laid-Off Teachers for Cheaper Labor When Rehiring

Philly Schools Eschew Laid-Off Teachers for Cheaper Labor When Rehiring
The leader of the city's struggling school system wants to suspend rules that require laid-off workers to be rehired based on seniority, a move the teachers union said it would fight.
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Right to Work (For Scraps): New Litigation Aims to Take Union-Busting National

Right to Work (For Scraps): New Litigation Aims to Take Union-Busting National
Gary CohnGary Cohn: A conservative legal organization that has pushed to overturn the 1964 Voting Rights Act filed a lawsuit in federal court in Santa Ana that could accomplish in the courts what Prop. 32 couldn’t at the ballot box.
Prop 32 Ghost Looms Over Lawsuit Against Teachers Union is a post from: LA Progressive
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Charter Schools Tearing Public Campuses Apart

Charter Schools Tearing Public Campuses Apart
In California, conflicts arise from the process of co-location, wherein a charter school shares the same campus as a public school. Teachers and students report unequal treatment, and snubbing by the charter school staff and students.
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