NAACP fights charter schools, chooses union alliances over black families

By Victor Skinner on Monday, October 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

CINNCINATTI, Ohio – The NAACP has officially lined up against black parents who want the best educational options available for their children. Instead, the NAACP chose to align itself with the nation’s largest teachers unions and block competition with traditional unionized public schools when its executive board voted to back a moratorium on charter schools […]

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 […]

Hillary tells teachers union: ‘I’m with you’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized 5 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shortly after Hillary Clinton learned she likely will not face criminal charges as a result of an FBI investigation, the presidential hopeful addressed the National Education Association’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Clinton’s comments, which came complete with her fake southern accent and school choice talking points, prompted mixed reactions […]

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 […]

TEACHER: Unions losing fight against members, parents, school choice

By Larry Sand on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 in Unions 13 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The teachers unions’ fight against parental and teacher choice is not going well for them. Teacher union membership is dwindling. In fact, it has dipped below 50 percent nationwide, down from a high of almost 70 percent in 1993. Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana, having  become “right-to-work” (RTW) states over the past several […]

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 […]

Employee Freedom Week: Friedrichs vs. CTA

By Association of American Educators on Friday, August 21st, 2015 in Unions No Comments

NEW BERLIN, Wis. – As an educator in Wisconsin and advocate for teacher freedom of choice, I was thrilled to hear that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the Rebecca Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association (CTA) case this fall.