Education voters can’t afford to overlook gubernatorial and other down ballot races, even if it is a presidential election year.
Tag: right to work
The party’s platform stayed true to form when it comes to education. Using the euphemistic catch-all phrase of “school choice,” the document goes all in on schemes that divert scarce funding from public schools.
The vote was hailed as a victory for workers, families and students — and an embarrassing defeat for the Koch brothers’ campaign arm, Americans for Prosperity.
“It’s time for Gov. Rauner to drop the campaign against unions and concentrate on improving our schools and balancing our state’s budget.”
This week Eastern WA educators going on strike for school funding, right to work in IL, MI Gov Snyder’s proposal to split Detroit into 2 districts and a plan in PA to link educator furloughs to evaluation scores.
Week after mid-testimony GOP walk-out, Wisconsin teacher John Havlicek calls for “calm, compassionate discourse” from both sides.
Right-to-work advocates, such as Walker, ALEC and the Koch brothers, contend the policy creates jobs. Research shows right-to-work lower wages and benefits, and weakens workplace protections
This week we talk about a rally in MT on Monday, MA’s recent bargaining summit, Gov Rauner’s attacks on collective bargaining in IL, and feature video of members speaking up about education funding in WA.
Education activists need to be ready to spot red flags that spell trouble for public education
Recent vote on ‘right-to-work’ legislation fails to get the number of “yes” votes eventually needed for final passage.