Educators support Gov. Tom Wolf’s insistence that the state can do better for public education.
As politicians try to balance budget shortfalls by withholding or cutting payments to the pensions of educators and other public employees, affected workers are turning to the courts to prevent lawmakers from walking away from their legal obligations.
State news roundup: WI vouchers are still proving to be a bad investment; New York voters shows strong support for school budgets; and the latest news from Oklahoma and Illinois.
This week we talk about pensions in Pennsylvania, part-time faculty rights in Ohio, and feature video from a lobby day in Illinois and a rally in New Jersey.
Legislation forcing educators into alternative, more risky retirement plans may have hit a possible snag.
FL House Speaker wants to reform state’s pension system even though it is among healthiest nationwide
This week we talk about a new pension lawsuit in IL, FL’s new budget, our OH affiliate’s take on attendance fraud at charter schools and give educators in NJ an opportunity to make their voice heard with the Board of Education.
This week we talk about pensions being slashed in Illinois, Montana building power for state employees, a report from Ohio showing millions in misspent taxpayer dollars aren’t being paid back and Utah announcing next year’s Educator Day on the Hill dates.
This week we talk about an Illinois day of action for pension security on December 2, parents in Washington filing a lawsuit to challenge private voucher schools and feature wrap ups of “educator for a day” events in Massachusetts and Wisconsin.
This week, we talk about Gov. Corbett’s pension plan in Pennsylvania, achievement gaps in New York, the teacher of the year in Connecticut and the new gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin.