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Public Education
Unions compel empty schools to remain open amid declining enrollment, financial troubles

Teachers’ unions are forcing empty schools to remain open after pushing to keep them closed during the pandemic. Classrooms in many schools are empty or partially-filled,… Read More

November 30, 2023
Public Education
Report: Maryland teachers’ union lines its own pockets with millions of taxpayer dollars

The state teachers’ union in Maryland is spending millions on its own employees while neglecting teachers and students, a new report revealed. Project Baltimore, a Maryland watchdog organization, discovered that… Read More

November 30, 2023
Public Education
Republican lawmakers pledge to ban harmful teacher strikes in Oregon after weeks of closed classrooms

Three Republican lawmakers have promised to legislation preventing teachers from walking off the job after nearly 50,000 students were shut out of Portland, Oregon schools for most of November. Oregon… Read More

November 29, 2023
Public Education
What’s inside the $175 million agreement between Portland schools, teachers?

(The Center Square) – Students have returned to school in Portland as the teachers’ union and district have yet to vote on an agreement to end the weekslong strike, which… Read More

November 29, 2023
Culture
Teachers’ union that encouraged teacher strikes now faces its own employee rebellion

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The National Education Association (NEA) has a labor strike on its hands as its 48 employees protest low wages, Axios reports. The NEA, which represents… Read More

November 15, 2023
Legislation
Illinois lawmakers fail to extend school choice program for low-income families 

Low-income students in Illinois may lose their school choice scholarships by the end of the year after state legislators failed to address it last week. During a three-day veto session,… Read More

November 14, 2023
Public Education
US House bill to crack down on teachers’ union receives national support as over 30 organizations endorse

The STUDENT Act, a congressional bill seeking to reform and depoliticize the nation’s largest teachers’ union, has accumulated a supportive coalition of over 30 policy organizations… Read More

November 9, 2023
Public Education
Legal watchdog: Teachers’ union appears to not pay taxes on political spending

(The Center Square) – For four years, leaders of the American Federation of Teachers union toured the country doing political rallies for Democrats. Among the dozens of political events they… Read More

November 7, 2023
Public Education
Nearly 50,000 students forced to stay home while Portland teachers strike for 20% pay hike

Portland teachers walked the picket lines forcing school closures Wednesday, leaving thousands of families of students scrambling for arrangements. Portland Public Schools closed the doors of 81 schools this week… Read More

November 3, 2023
Public Education
Oakland teachers union calls Israel ‘apartheid’ and ‘genocidal’

(The Center Square) – Leaders of the Oakland Education Association in Oakland, California, called on school leaders to stand in solidarity with Palestinians and called for a ceasefire as tensions… Read More

October 31, 2023
Opinion
Op-ed: South Carolina teachers’ union out to deprive students of learning options

(The Daily Signal) – Barely six months after South Carolina lawmakers approved legislation allowing K-12 students to customize their education, the state affiliate of the National Education Association is… Read More

October 30, 2023
Public Education
Portland teachers’ union to strike this week unless demands are met, including big pay raises

Portland teachers are expected to strike this week, leaving 45,000 students out of classrooms, unless the school district agrees to a costly list of demands it calls “unfeasible.” Portland Public… Read More

October 30, 2023
Legislation
Memo reveals how teachers’ union worked on bill to keep sexually explicit books in schools

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Democratic lawmakers privately negotiated with the nation’s largest teachers union to craft a bill intended to combat bans of sexually explicit books in schools, according… Read More

October 27, 2023
Public Education
Union boss Randi Weingarten fought in-person learning for months, keeps repeating claim she wanted schools to reopen

The president of the American Federation of Teachers is continuing to claim she advocated for schools to reopen during the pandemic, despite evidence to the contrary. “We’ve always advocated for… Read More

October 23, 2023
Public Education
Portland teachers’ union prepares to strike, wants CRT professional development and universal pre-K

An Oregon teachers’ union is currently preparing to strike after the school district refused to meet its demands critics say are outrageous. Despite… Read More

October 12, 2023
Culture
Linking school choice to segregation part of ‘liberal lies,’ says Sen. Tim Scott. Data backs him up

Teachers’ unions and some public school activists like to argue school choice is a modern form of segregation, a claim Sen. Tim Scott calls a lie. Read More

September 19, 2023
Public Education
Teacher ‘sickout strike’ illegal, says judge who ordered it to end; union appeals to Nevada Supreme Court

A Nevada judge issued Clark County School District (CCSD) a court order Wednesday against teachers’ union educators holding a “sickout strike,” where healthy teachers call in sick, which the judge… Read More

September 15, 2023
Public Education
Randi Weingarten compares ‘parental rights’ and ‘choice’ to racial segregation

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten compared “parental rights” and school “choice” to language used by racial segregationists during an interview on Tuesday. Weingarten… Read More

September 14, 2023
Public Education
Chicago Teachers Union leader opposed school choice, reportedly sends her child to private school

Many leaders who oppose school choice have been known to send their children to private schools. This includes both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala… Read More

September 7, 2023
Public Education
New Biden book says he kept schools locked down to appease union boss Weingarten

A new book alleges that President Joe Biden changed his plans to reopen schools after meeting with union boss Randi Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). “For… Read More

September 6, 2023