teacher unions

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Burning sheet of paper in the male hand.
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Democrats Are Gaslighting American Parents About School Vouchers

Defunding public schools — even “stealing money” from them — is how the far-left and teachers’ unions term any attempt to offer parents more choice around education. For them, it’s about money and power, not children and high-quality learning. Read More ›
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President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade of the White House Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, en route to the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Undermines Parents in Remarks to Teachers

Do kids in America’s classrooms belong to the teachers? President Joe Biden seems to think so. In remarks to teachers this week at a White House event honoring national and state teachers of the year, Biden told educators that their students “are not somebody else’s children. Read More ›
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Teacher reading book to elementary school children in class
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What do Critical Race Theorists Think of the Current State of K-12 Education?

What critical race theorist Derrick Bell saw as the primary barrier to equal education, which will be surprising to many, is teacher unions and others who have vested interests in maintaining the status quo of public education. Bell was a proponent of charter schools, tuition voucher programs, and independent schools. Read More ›
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Back to school. Cute asian pupil girl with backpack holding her mother hand and going to school in vintage color tone
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Challenging the Educational Establishment

Private schools view parents as their customers. But, as a whole, public schools operate as if parents are an unwanted intrusion into their ability to deliver education. Read More ›
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Boy student having a video call with his classmates
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The Deterioration of K-12 Education in America

Recruiting and retaining excellent teachers is hindered by a system that rewards tenure instead of performance. Despite the extreme measures of teachers’ unions to promote teacher working conditions and compensation, research reveals that right-to-work laws positively improve worker well-being. Read More ›
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Asian tourist man walking on the old and broken wood bridge
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What Will It Take to Put U.S. K-12 Education on a Better Path?

Parents want the student learning loss remedied. They are no longer satisfied with the ineffective one-size-fits-all approach. What will it take to make up for the learning loss and set the United States’ K-12 education system on a better trajectory? Read More ›
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Kid with school backpack look on schoolyard towards an open entrance or exit door. Schools and preschools remain locked for children during lockdown, coronavirus pandemic and second wave of covid-19.
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Despite the Known Harm, Schools Shutdown Yet Again

At least 5,506 schools opted not to provide in-person learning when schools resumed the week of January 3. With closures primarily occurring in large urban districts, the number of students and families negatively impacted by this latest disruption to education is enormous. Read More ›
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Chicago Teachers Are Teacher’s Pets

Tuesday, 73 percent of Chicago teachers voted to compel their school district to ditch classroom instruction in favor of remote learning because of COVID-19. Read More ›
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Young girl with concerned look in eyes stands in front of row of school buses wearing a mask to protect her from pandemic while riding Public transportation
Young girl with concerned look in eyes stands in front of row of school buses wearing a mask to protect her from pandemic while riding Public transportation

Dealing with the School Staff Shortage

The school staff shortages and well-being crisis of both teachers and students can be traced to the leftwing priorities and policies of the teacher unions and politicians who run these cities. Read More ›