California unions kill a high-quality math program for students

By Kyle Olson on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 in Unions 2 Comments

Facebook Twitter RedditBy Ben Velderman EAGnews.org OAKLAND, Calif. –The holidays are still weeks away, but teacher union leaders in two large California school districts are behaving like the Grinch Who Stole Christmas by stopping the development of a high-quality math curriculum that would have benefitted academically challenged elementary and middle school students.


Newark teachers claim to be ‘indentured servants’ despite $57K average salary

By Kyle Olson on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 in Unions 3 Comments

Facebook Twitter RedditBy Kyle Olson EAGnews.org NEWARK, N.J. – Is it ever enough? That’s what citizens should be asking in Newark, where the teachers are claiming they are subject to “indentured servitude” for being forced to consider an “inhumane” collective bargaining agreement that many consider very union friendly.


Rhee says teachers should embrace and learn from standardized tests

By Kyle Olson on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 in Test Cheating No Comments

Facebook Twitter RedditBy Ben Velderman EAGnews.org SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The presidential election is only days away, but StudentsFirst Founder Michelle Rhee is holding out hope that President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney might still offer specific details about how they would improve the quality of the nation’s teaching corps.