Defending the educational status quo has become a lucrative business for Diane Ravitch. For one speech alone, she received an $8,869 honorarium from the Michigan Education Association, according to union financial documents.
A new report by the Friedman Foundation shows hiring of administrative and support staff in government schools has grown seven times faster than student enrollment over the last several decades.
The Eagle Point Education Association has filed suit against the district’s school board, claiming the board chilled its “free speech” rights because it banned picketing on school property during a May teachers strike.
Each year, Minnesota government schools close for two days (just before the weekend, of course) so teachers’ union members can gather at a conference organized by their union.
As EAGnews continues to gain prominence, our efforts are becoming more noticed by left-wing radicals and other wierdos who despise what we stand for. And those fine folks have not been shy about sharing their views of our organization and work, particularly on our Facebook page.
Enrollment in online schools has increased twelvefold in Ohio since the first internet-based school was created in the state in 2000, The Gazette Medina reports.
Sound financial management clearly wasn’t a concern to any party involved in the recent contract negotiations in Chicago Public Schools.
The successful business leaders that sit on the Chicago Board of Education must have checked their brains at the door when they went into the negotiating room with the teachers union. How else could they possibly negotiate a contract that the school district can’t possibly afford?
More and more school districts are holding union contract negotiations in full view of the public.
The educational establishment is ramping up its attack of “Won’t Back Down,” a fictional movie of a parent and teacher teaming up to take over a failing school through a “parent trigger” law.
"Let Our Children Learn"
They just want higher pay, not test scores or quality education for all students.
The reaction to 'Won't Back Down' has shown a growing divide between Democrats who support real education reform and teachers unions.
Children in Chicago may soon be back in school, if members of the 26,000-member Chicago Federation of Teachers vote to accept a new contract whose details at this writing are still being finalized. But are there any winners in this confrontation in the nation's third-largest school district with some 350,000 students?
On the first day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, the union had the gall to use student protesters as props in its fight for bigger raises and better benefits, but less accountability.
The Inglewood, California school district has slipped closer to financial ruin now that S&P has downgraded its credit rating to BBB-minus.
Just a few short years ago, communist sympathizers were typically run out of government. Today, they’re given leadership positions. At least that’s the case in Connecticut.
“Parents Across America,” a union shill group that defends all things status quo, has taken the lead in attacking the soon-to-be-released movie, “Won’t Back Down.”
Mallory Factor blows the lid off of government union corruption in his scathing new book, Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind.
For a school district facing possible bankruptcy, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District was very generous with its employees during the 2010-11 school year. For example, taxpayers may be surprised to learn they paid the pension contributions for the district and the teachers during 2010-11. So instead of just paying the district’s $49 million contribution to the State Teachers Retirement System, taxpayers took care of the teachers’ $35 million contribution, too.
When Nevada government unions created a self-serving petition drive to create a 2 percent margins tax on businesses across the state, the Committee to Protect Nevada Jobs filed suit. The group claimed the unions’ effort to put the tax on the November ballot was “deceptive,” and a judge agreed.
Political conversation in the media is full of chatter about how to cut spending and debt, but it reminds us of the comment attributed to Mark Twain: "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it."
The Chicago Teachers Union made headlines a few months ago when it was revealed that the union was demanding a 30 percent raise in its new contract proposal. Such an enormous raise – regardless of the supposed justification – would be unthinkable in a district with a $665 million budget deficit and a 9.8 percent unemployment rate.