The United States standings haven't improved dramatically because we as a nation haven't addressed the main cause of our mediocre PISA performance — the effects of poverty on students, Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education ... Education Next, 1 week ago
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In July, the two major teachers unions entered a rare planetary conjunction, with both the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) choosing new presidents at their national conventions barely a week apart. ...Education Next, 1 week ago
When the Florida legislature, on April 8th, passed a bill that sought to replace teacher tenure with merit pay, the Florida Education Association (FEA) sprang into action, organizing members and community activists to lobby Governor Charlie Crist to ...Education Next, 1 week ago
In recent days, there has been a spate of news stories reporting that the nation's teachers unions are having second thoughts about the Common Core State Standards — which seek to set nationwide standards for what K12 students should learn in each ...Education Next, 1 week ago Teachers Unions and the Common Core by Alexander Russo Education Next, 1 week ago
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's Senate confirmation hearing in January was thick with encomiums. He was praised by Democrat Tom Harkin of Iowa for the fresh thinking he brought to his post as Chicago schools chief for seven years. Republican ...Education Next, 1 week ago
Does forbidding public schools from collecting union dues through payroll deductions violate unions rights to freedom of speech under the First Amendment? Michigan's teachers unions believe that it does, but a federal appeals court in Bailey v.Education Next, 1 week ago
Last week, Newark superintendent Cami Anderson came to AEI to give a talk. The talk had to be relocated and the logistics modified because a busload of Anderson critics pledging to disrupt the event followed her from Newarkaccompanied by banners, ...Education Next, 1 week ago
Apr 15, 2015 by Candidate Hillary Clinton is officially on the road.During a roundtable discussion with students, educators, and administrators at Kirkwood Community College in Monticello, Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton's first ...Education News, 1 week ago
Ive never been to the annual conference of the National Education Association and Ive never regretted it, but it would have been fun to be a fly on the chandelier at last week's shindig in Denver. For starters, the delegates voted to ask ...Education Next, 1 week ago
Seventeen years and a host of education reforms separate public declarations by its highest-ranking officials that the nation's largest labor union should become a leader of education reform. Children who were just entering the public school system ...Education Next, 1 week ago
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