Teachers union presidents focus more on Trump than improving schools at DNC

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

PHILADELPHIA – Leaders of the nation’s teachers unions took to the stage of the Democratic National Convention Monday, but their comments were not focused on education but rather partisan politics, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. American Federation of Teachers President Rhonda “Randi” Weingarten wasted no time in attacking Trump on stage Monday, and launched […]


Democratic education platform: Government knows best; less choice and more spending

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

PHILADELPHIA – The education policies of the 2016 Democratic Party Platform rely heavily on government intervention to fix the problems that plague public education, virtually the opposite of a Republican platform focused primarily on parental choice. Democrats laid bare their “strong belief that every student should be able to go to college debt-free, and working […]


Boston union accused of using students ‘as propaganda’ during spending kerfuffle

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

BOSTON – Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and others are calling out union-affiliated groups for their involvement in a “student” walkout Monday that drew more than 1,000 to the capitol. “I’d love to see who’s behind the walkout,” Walsh said. “Whoever’s behind it, I hope they start to feed the young students in our city with […]


Union exerts ‘Weiner’ defense after tweets calling teacher ‘penis,’ ‘douchebag’ anger school board

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – A Colorado teachers union is using the “Weiner defense” – Twitter account hacked – to explain away messages describing a teacher as a “penis” and “douchebag,” though school board members aren’t buying it. “DAC Meeting. (Redacted) looks like a penis. And that’s not a compliment #douchebag” the Douglas County Federation of […]


Teacher suing union over compulsory dues slams group’s lavish travel spending

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

NEW YORK – A new website backed by television anchor turned education reformer Campbell Brown is highlighting teacher union spending on lavish accommodations, luxury travel, and other extravagances. The website “The Seventy Four” – a reference to America’s 74 million student population – reviewed financial documents filed with the U.S. Labor Department between 2011 and […]