I’ve spent a lot of time on the problems with the NYSUT pension fund. The California Teachers Association is on the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to overall financial health. CTA is loaded, but it still has some issues with staff retirement costs. Show More Summary
Last week’s story on the faulty finances of New York State United Teachers is causing a ruckus, and it nudged me to examine a different aspect of the story: the timeline. One would expect NYSUT to put the best face possible on its situation, but the jumping from one extreme to the other and the … Continue reading "NYSUT Can’t Keep Its Stories Straight"
by Alison McDowellPosted on Wrench in the GearsMarch 27, 2017 This weekend I relished the opportunity to meet up with some wonderful activists with whom I have been collaborating online for many months. Virtual worlds provide usefulShow More Summary
Trump strikes down teacher, school regulations | TheHill ow.ly/XnRg30akfGR Trump signs four bills rolling back Obama-era rules social.newsinc.com/media/json/690… Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations washingtonpost.com/news/education… D.C. Show More Summary
To test or not to test? That’s the question families face as students head into state exams this week chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… Annual State Tests, With Annual Controversy, Begin This Week wnyc.org/story/annual-s… Liberals, Conservatives...Show More Summary
The Syracuse Teachers Association representative assembly impeached president Karen Fruscello on Wednesday. Details of the proceeding were not released. According to published reports, Fruscello’s main transgression was ordering an audit...Show More Summary
1 Trump School Choice Proposals Drive Wedge Between Charter School Advocates | Best States | US News ow.ly/4pCr30adAs3 2 Larry Hogan, Betsy DeVos Encounter Protesters During Bethesda School Visit patch.com/maryland/bethe… 3 Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate - KTAR.com ow.ly/sKCN30adAyh 4 KIPP v. Show More Summary
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1 Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Applied by Gorsuch nytimes.com/2017/03/22/us/… 2 Trump administration's delay of rule to regulate career-training programs sparks protest washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi… 3 School Suspensions...Show More Summary
Each active member of the National Education Association contributes $20 annually to the union’s special funds. Twelve dollars of this is deposited in the Ballot Measures/Legislative Crises Fund, which is used to support the union agenda at the state level. Show More Summary
KIPP, Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit to block further implementation of a union contract at a South Bronx KIPP school that KIPP has summarily ignored. Here's the list of contract violations cited in a November 2016 letter to KIPP.Show More Summary
1 Ex-teacher charged with child sex abuse was subject of previous D.C. investigation washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… 2 Boston's public schools have adopted a new, more accurate world map pri.org/stories/2017-0… 3 You Probably Believe...Show More Summary
Three weeks ago I wrote a detailed column on the finances of New York State United Teachers and its New York City affiliate, the United Federation of Teachers. Of all the sentences in that column, this one above all others seems to have struck a nerve: UFT owes NYSUT almost $11 million for back dues, … Continue reading "Mulgrew Denies Everything"
1 School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/ 2 Elizabeth Warren questions the hiring of for-profit-college officials at the Education Department washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi… 3 AfterShow More Summary
The recent election for president of the Delaware State Education Association was unusual in a couple of ways. First, DSEA is one of the few NEA state affiliates that holds a rank-and-file vote for its executive officers, and second,...Show More Summary
NEA VP, Becky Pringle, helped wrap things up and put a sweet bow on them at the 2015 International Association of K-12 Online Learning conference that outlined Silicon Valley's dystopian future for school kids. In an era when young adults...Show More Summary
1 State education officials, DeVos to discuss school choice, vouchers | Local News | clintonherald.com ow.ly/nVgB30a4is5 2 After Heated Partisan Battle, Kentucky is 44th State to Pass Charter Law | The 74 ow.ly/ChQH30a4iEW 3 Colorado...Show More Summary
If you have been wondering why NPE, FairTest, BATs, Diane Ravitch's Basecamp, etc. have had almost nothing negative to say about the brave new world of competency-based, personalized blended learning, then you might want to sit down for a moment and follow the links below. Show More Summary