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 […]

NEA’s $100,000 contribution buys NAACP call for moratorium on charter schools

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

BALTIMORE, Md. – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is throwing millions of black families under the bus by continuing a campaign against charter schools, which have helped to boost academics for minority students. The move aligns with the organization’s political position in a Democratic Party dominated by organized labor leaders who […]

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 […]

FedEx CEO decries public school monopoly

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The head of one of the most successful companies in America believes the country’s education system has serious problems, and it all stems from the unionized public school monopoly.

High-quality education is the civil rights issue of our era

By Pioneer Institute on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 in School Choice No Comments

BOSTON – Black History Month may have come and gone but Pioneer believes we must fight year round to ensure that all children have access to a high-quality education without regard to zip code or race. Massachusetts has in the past and must continue to lead the way in this fight.

‘Militant’ teachers unions poised to lurch further left

By Mike Antonucci on Friday, February 20th, 2015 in Unions No Comments

ELK GROVE, Calif. – We established last week that cognitive linguistic analysis would not be the salvation of teachers’ unions. Recent events dictate we revisit the possibility that teachers’ unions will revitalize themselves by moving to the left.