Michigan union supports teacher merit pay system

By Jason on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 in Commentary, Unions No Comments

By Victor Skinner EAGnews.org MARRYSVILLE, Mich. – District and union officials in Michigan’s St. Clair Intermediate School District have worked out a new merit-based pay system that will give provide higher pay for effective teachers and freeze salaries for poor ones.


Is New Jersey’s education reform bill enough?

By Jason on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 in Commentary, Unions No Comments

By Ben Velderman EAGnews.org TRENTON, N.J. – Will he or won’t he? That’s what New Jersey’s education reformers are wondering as they await Gov. Chris Christie’s decision about whether or not to sign a new teacher tenure reform bill that recently breezed through the state’s legislature.


Chicago Teachers Union: Huge raise not attainable

By Jason on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 in Commentary, Unions No Comments

By Kyle Olson EAGnews.org CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union was derided earlier this year when the public learned it was demanding a 30% raise for teachers, including 24% in the first year. Given the current economic conditions and financial state of the school district, most people saw the union as out-of-touch and downright nuts.