Report: Union rules forcing great teachers to flee

By Jason on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 in Commentary, Unions 1 Comment

By Ben Velderman BROOKLYN, N.Y. – During his address at the American Federation of Teachers’ recent convention, Vice President Joe Biden warned union members that they “are under full blown assault” by their critics and political opponents.

Why have “Meatless Mondays” in schools? To reduce the threat of dreaded cow farts

By Jason on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 in Commentary, Indoctrination No Comments

By Kyle Olson WASHINGTON, D.C. – Beef producers recently cried foul when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced to its employees that it would be imposing a “Meatless Mondays” program in the department’s cafeterias.  In an employee newsletter, the department ironically criticized beef and dairy production, two industries it’s supposed to be promoting.

Merit pay concept making a comeback in Mississippi

By Jason on Monday, July 30th, 2012 in Commentary, Spending No Comments

Ashleigh Costello Jackson, Miss.– If Gov. Phil Bryant has his way, Mississippi’s statewide system of seniority-based teacher raises will be kicked to the curb.  Last week, the Republican governor announced plans to implement a new system to pay teachers according to student performance.

Problem with teachers unions is they make themselves, members the top priority

By Jason on Saturday, July 28th, 2012 in Commentary, Unions No Comments

By Hang La Indiana Policy Review Foundation FORT WAYNE, Indiana – Despite a stated interest in professionalism and student achievement, American teacher unions have been unable or unwilling to wean themselves from dependence on government privilege, much of it exclusive. And as a result, their existence and welfare as an organization take precedence over serving […]