WikiLeaks: Teachers union ‘panicked’ after rumor News Corp exec was joining Hillary campaign

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

NEW YORK – Hacked emails recently posted by WikiLeaks show the American Federation of Teachers officials sounded alarms about rumors of former New York City education chancellor Joel Klein joining up with the Clinton campaign. Klein, known for fingering the teachers union as the main impediment to improving education in the Big Apple, warred with […]

AFT teachers union gives Clinton Foundation $500,000 — 10% of all ‘charitable’ giving in 15-16

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Federation of Teachers has pumped $500,000 into foundations tied to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over the last year, and Clinton has repaid the favor by vowing to limit school choice. The union’s most recent financial disclosure shows the AFT gave the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation $250,000 last […]

Trump pushes school choice, slams Hillary over bias for bureaucracy

By Victor Skinner on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reiterated his positions on education Thursday during one of his first speeches since his campaign changed leadership this week. What’s clear is The Donald is serious about creating school choice for all parents, particularly minority parents, and he couldn’t care less what the nation’s teachers unions think […]

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

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized 4 Comments

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 […]

VIDEO: Detroit teachers clash with police during union protest

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

DETROIT – Detroit teachers are fighting the “system,” literally. Detroit Federation of Teachers members and others duked it out with police in the Hilton Garden Inn lobby as the union’s parent organization conducted a hearing over the ouster of former DFT President Steve Conn, The Detroit News reports. According to the news site: A melee […]

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 […]

National AFT overthrows local teachers union leadership in Florida

By Mike Antonucci on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 in Unions No Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. – In the name of “holding sacrosanct the democratic rights of its members,” the American Federation of Teachers removed from office the duly elected officers and representatives of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association (OCCTA) and placed a national administrator in sole charge.