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Jan 27 2014
Nine California public school students are suing the state over its laws on teacher tenure, seniority and other protections that the plaintiffs say keep bad educators in classrooms. The case that goes to trial Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court is the latest battle in a growing nationwide challenge to union-backed protections for teachers in an effort to hold them more accountable for theirChristian Science Monitor
Jan 27 2014
It contends that California laws on the tenure, seniority and dismissal of teachers violate the Constitution because they don't ensure all students have access to an adequate education. Local school districts, state legislators and even a California governor have tried to limit teachers' job protections, among the most generous in the country. Efforts have all failed to rid public schools ofLos Angeles Times
Dec 02 2019
What the college-tuition scandal can teach us about public-school teacher pay.
According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) — a liberal think tank affiliated with teachers’ unions — public-school teachers earn, on average, 21.4 percent less than private-sector workers in other fields who have similar educational and demographic characteristics. According to EPI, by offering higherNational Review
Oct 23 2019
“Striking Chicago teachers are preparing for an extended walkout and trying to increase public pressure on Mayor Lori Lightfoot, with a downtown march set for Wednesday.” (AP News)
On Monday, Elizabeth Warren released a plan for public school education. The plan would increase federal education funding, attempt to remedy racial disparities and segregated schools, end federal funding forThe Flip Side
Nov 19 2021
In a shocking report, Abigail Shrier, the author of the best-selling book “Irreversible Damage,” revealed that at a late October meeting at a conference of California’s largest teacher’s union, the California Teachers Association (CTA), documents show teachers were encouraged to recruit students into LGBT clubs, urging them to “have the courage to create a safe environment that fosters braveryThe Daily Wire
Jan 11 2022
Chicago Teachers Union clears way for in-person classes to resume Wednesday in Chicago Public Schools after four days of cancellations over COVID-19 clashes
A proposal for Chicago Public Schools to resume in-person classes Wednesday has been approved by the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates following a contentious weeklong standoff.
The delegates also voted Monday night to suspend the union’s work action that saw teachers refuse to give their lessons in person, prompting the cancellation of the last four school days. There will beChicago Tribune
Jul 03 2022
Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Law Will Force Teachers to Take LGBT Propaganda Out of Classrooms
The Parental Rights in Education law will force teachers to remove blatant LGBT propaganda from their classrooms as the law is set to take effect Friday.
According to reports, Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) announced it will “impose strict restrictions on classroom behavior” in order to abide by the Parental Rights in Education law. The law itself, which left-wing critics grosslyBreitbart News
Jun 19 2022
A Russian court has sentenced a former US diplomat to 14 years in prison for "large-scale" cannabis smuggling.
Marc Fogel had previously worked at the US embassy in Moscow, but was employed as an English teacher in the city at the time of his arrest.
Fogel was sentenced in the same jurisdiction that is hearing a marijuana-related case against US basketball star Brittney Griner.BBC News
Sep 10 2012
Mitt Romney on Monday blasted the Chicago Teachers Union for its decision to “turn its back on students in the Windy City after the labor group, representing teachers and support staff in the nations third-largest public school system, walked off the job for the first time time in 25 years. “Teachers unions have too often made plain that their interests conflict with those of our children,Washington Times
Jan 10 2022
Public school students in Chicago aren't learning again today, as a bitter stand-off between city officials and teachers means canceled classes for the fourth day.
Over 300,000 students are out of class in the nation's third largest school district as negotiations continue for a return to teaching. Member station reporter Sarah Karp from WBEZ has been following the stalemate and joinedNPR (Online News)