Posts Tagged ‘@fklonsky’

Florida teachers rebelling against union that traded layoffs for a raise

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By Victor Skinner
EAGnews.org

VIERA, Fla. – A faction of teachers in Florida’s Brevard Public Schools are working to ditch their local teachers union due to a controversial compromise with the school board that secured a raise for more senior teachers but resulted in the loss of 200 jobs.
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Vermont bill is a mockery of fairness

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STOWE, Vt –  In a very well-written editorial, Vermont English teacher Peter Berger explains why he’s opposed to pending legislation that would force the state’s educators to pay a union “fair share” fee.
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Union VP threatens school board, vows ‘no peace’ in Chicago

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By Kyle Olson
EAGnews.org

CHICAGO – During a Veterans Day protest – which focused on school closings, not the service of veterans – Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey said the union would go after the school board and there would be “no peace” in the city if the board follows through on a plan to close 100 underperforming unionized schools.
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Experts say union money, distortions killed ed reform programs in Idaho, South Dakota

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By Ben Velderman
EAGnews.org

BOISE, Idaho – Election Day was just over a week ago, and most Americans are enjoying the return of normal life. Yard signs have been taken down, the robocalls have ceased, and the most obnoxious TV commercials once again belong to the pharmaceutical companies, instead of the politicians and special interest groups.
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