Archive for February, 2013

Zimmerman’s problem? He wasn’t an AFT dues payer

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WASHINGTON – Last night, American Federation of Teachers President Rhonda “Randi” Weingarten took to Twitter to say, “One year ago today Trayvon Martin was killed. His killer walked free for too long empowered by ALEC and the NRA.”
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Texas students wear burqas, learn terrorists are ‘freedom fighters’

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AUSTIN – The Texas curriculum-sharing service CSCOPE is coming under fire again because it was reported students are wearing burqas as “alternative” dress and learning that terrorists are really just “freedom fighters.” At least one teacher pointed their finger at the mandated curriculum.
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Union leaders attack West Virginia’s very mild school reform plan

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CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A Senate bill representing West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s vision for improving The Mountain State’s public education system is being blasted by a state teacher union leader as “the ugliest” piece of legislation of the past 30 years.
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