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An Imperfect Union: MI Teachers Weigh Opting Out Under New Right-to-Work Law

An Imperfect Union: MI Teachers Weigh Opting Out Under New Right-to-Work Law
Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at school teachers who are deciding this month whether to remain in their union, in the first real test of the state's new right-to-work law. Many of the 112,000 active educators and school workers in the Michigan Education Association can now leave the union and stop paying fees under the law that took effect last year.
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David Eggert
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Schooling the Corporate Education Takeover: CT Officials Hit with Federal Subpoenas

Schooling the Corporate Education Takeover: CT Officials Hit with Federal Subpoenas
In the past two and a half years, Connecticut taxpayers have seen tens of millions of dollars in public funds diverted to feed the monster known as the emerging education reform industry, aka Charter Schools. But over the past few months, the tide has been turning as the truth about Malloy, Malloy's administration, the "education reformers" and the charter schools have been coming out. Now, city and state educators have been served with subpoenas by a federal grand jury.
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No-Bid Contracts, Charter Schools, Union Busting Could Be Downfall of CT Gov

No-Bid Contracts, Charter Schools, Union Busting Could Be Downfall of CT Gov
With nearly 500 teachers showing up at a Fairfield County meeting last night to meet with their state legislators we are reminded, yet again, that Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor and his entourage of high-priced, out-of-state consultants and personal assistants is the factor most likely to put an end to Malloy's political career.
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Under-the-Radar Supreme Court Case Could Make 'Right to Work' Law of the Land

Under-the-Radar Supreme Court Case Could Make 'Right to Work' Law of the Land
In what has been described as the “sleeper case of the year,” a ruling by the Supreme Court in Harris v. Quinn could make “Right-to-Work” the national standard. The court and its conservative majority have been inching closer and closer to this outcome and 2012′s Knox v. SEIU case showed that the current court may soon overturn the precedent set in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education in 1977.
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Chaz Bolte
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Chicago’s Choice: Closing 50 Schools But Spending $100 Million On Basketball Arena

Chicago’s Choice: Closing 50 Schools But Spending $100 Million On Basketball Arena
While Chicago insists it must close these schools to close budget gaps, it has just announced that it will be dedicated as much as $100 million in public funds for the construction of a new basketball arena at DePaul University — which is about a third of the cost of the project.
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