Teachers Unions on Townhall

Kyle Olson - Thu Nov 29

Like the rich folks in the famous television show with the similar name, employees of Buffalo Public Schools routinely spend a great deal of money on extravagant things like plastic surgery, airline travel, expensive hotels and limousines. ... more

Kyle Olson - Tue Nov 27

Students and teachers from Old Rochester Regional Junior High School have teamed up for many years to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to senior citizens in the school cafeteria. ... more

Kyle Olson - Wed Nov 14

On Monday, November 12th (the observed Veterans Day), the Chicago Teachers Union organized a protest, not to honor vets, but to protest school closures. Ironically, all Chicago Public Schools were closed that day to supposedly honor military veterans who served our nation. ... more

Kyle Olson - Fri Nov 9

The Illinois Education Association chose an odd location for a party in Washington, D.C. in July: the National Museum of Crime and Punishment. ... more

Kyle Olson - Mon Nov 5

If the Indiana State Teachers Association had its way, 2011 never would have happened. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sun Nov 4

It’s becoming more obvious by the day that many teachers union activists are on the creepy radical fringe of American politics. They’re proudly on the outside and far to the left of the left-leaning Democratic Party. ... more

Kyle Olson - Fri Nov 2

Among the many education-related ballot proposals this election is Amendment 1 in Georgia. The proposed constitutional amendment would reauthorize an independent board to approve charter schools. Currently, school districts are able to regulate charters, thereby limiting their competition. ... more

Kyle Olson - Thu Nov 1

The fact that only 11 people showed “for a discussion of the 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike and what it means for Michigan unions,” could be signal that there may be underwhelming support for the unions’ Proposal 2 on Michigan’s statewide ballot. ... more

Kyle Olson - Wed Oct 31

Is it ever enough? That’s what citizens should be asking in Newark, where the teachers are claiming they are subject to “indentured servitude” for being forced to consider an “inhumane” collective bargaining agreement that many consider very union friendly. ... more

Kyle Olson - Tue Oct 30

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. ... more

Kyle Olson - Mon Oct 29

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. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sun Oct 21

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. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sat Oct 20

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. ... more

Kyle Olson - Fri Oct 19

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. ... more

Kyle Olson - Tue Oct 2

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. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sat Sep 29

Sound financial management clearly wasn’t a concern to any party involved in the recent contract negotiations in Chicago Public Schools. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sat Sep 22

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

Kyle Olson - Fri Sep 21

More and more school districts are holding union contract negotiations in full view of the public. ... more

Kyle Olson - Thu Sep 20

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. ... more

Chicago, IL - Tue Sep 18

"Let Our Children Learn" ... more

New York, NY - Tue Sep 18

They just want higher pay, not test scores or quality education for all students. ... more

New York, NY - Mon Sep 17

The reaction to 'Won't Back Down' has shown a growing divide between Democrats who support real education reform and teachers unions. ... more

Kevin Glass - Sun Sep 16

Linda Chavez - Fri Sep 14

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? ... more

Kyle Olson - Wed Sep 12

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. ... more