Leadership, said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in his press conference Tuesday announcing he would not reverse his decision not to run for president, is something you can't be taught or learn. "Leadership today in America has to be about doing the big things and being courageous."
The embarrassing attendance underlined one major truth - there is no mass movement to maintain the status quo in our nation's public schools. The only people defending the current system are those who profit from it, like the leaders of the nation's teachers unions.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) could have written the book on how to get corporations to surrender. In fact, it has written the book.
Michigan teacher decides to leave union because of the use of their dues to support President Obama.
An investigation into New Jersey's largest teachers union finds that the Internal Revenue Service has an outstanding lien against the New Jersey Education Association for $56,730.31 in back taxes.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten recently led a delegation of union representatives to Cairo, Egypt to meet with "leaders of Egyptian unions that were instrumental in the recent political and governmental changes there," according to a news release issued by the union.
Like Wisconsin and other states that are being forced to deal with large budget deficits caused mostly by sweetheart deals struck between politicians and labor unions, New Jersey couldn't afford to go on like this.
San Francisco city employees‘ pensions are higher than the average non-government worker's earnings.
Public sector unions moved rapidly this year to teach Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a lesson for his “attack” on collective bargaining.
Many teachers are beginning to recognize the in-your-face radicalization of the public sector unions, and they don’t like it either.
We’ve lost sight of the fact that schools exist first and foremost for students, and teaching is a specialized career that some never master.
The defensive struggle that’s currently being waged by America’s public sector unions has the potential to usher in a renaissance of parental choice in our nation – assuming supporters of academic freedom are willing to seize this opportunity and resist the urge to settle for half-measures.
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