Supreme Court to hear case on forced union fees as Big Labor prepares for defeat

By Victor Skinner on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Labor unions are preparing for the worst after the U.S. Supreme Court last week announced it would consider a case that could have serious financial implications for Big Labor. President Trump’s appointment of conservative-leaning Justice Neil Gorsuch has tiled the court to the right, and labor leaders are concerned that the case, […]

NEA, AFT remain silent as states move to ban secret union deals that protect pedophile school employees

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

LAS VEGAS – After years of legislative inaction, schools in several states are starting the year with new laws to guard against an epidemic of educators sexually abusing students. The changes are spurred in part by a federal directive that forces states to address major contributing factors, including secret union deals that allow educators accused […]

Teachers union boss claims President Trump is bringing little kids to tears

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the nation’s largest teachers union, said that President Trump is bringing young children to tears. The head of the National Education Association used her pulpit at the National Press Club last Friday to rail on the president, who she said leaves Muslim, Mexican, and transgender students scared […]

Teachers union demands ‘sanctuary campuses’ for illegals

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The National Education Association is touting efforts from its affiliates to pressure state universities into declaring campuses as “sanctuaries” for illegal immigrants. NEAToday, the nationwide teachers union’s news publication, is featuring the NEA-affiliated California Faculty Association’s move to demand all of California State University’s 23 campuses declare themselves “sanctuaries” – otherwise known […]

Unions account for 99.4% of contributions to block MA charter school expansion

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

BOSTON – The nation’s teachers unions hate charter schools that compete with traditional unionized public schools, so they’re spending millions to fight against a dozen new charter schools in Massachusetts. Massachusetts voters will decide Question 2 on the November ballot, which would authorize 12 new charter schools in the state if approved. A campaign to […]

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 […]

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 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 […]