This week we talk about PARCC assessments in OH, retiree health insurance in MI, a reflection on the NEA RA from MTA President Barbara Madeloni, and feature video of the National Teacher of the Year on the importance of activism.
Issue Workers’ Rights
Newly introduced bill will help public servants such as teachers, firefighters and police officers retain the retirement benefits they earned through a lifetime of public service.
This week we feature pensions in PA, special education in MI, attacks on worker rights in WA and the IL budget battle.
Gov. Scott Walker’s move to eliminate tenure strikes at the heart of the excellent education delivered to Wisconsin students in its public university classrooms and laboratories.
This week we talk worker rights in IL, charter accountability in CT, MI’s incoming school board and MA’s Less Testing, More Learning week of action
“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.
“The excise tax is not a smart reform–it is a flawed, one-size-fits-all penalty that will degrade workers’ benefits, lead employers to choose less comprehensive plans, and force families to pay more out-of-pocket health care costs.”
This week we feature WA educators striking for smaller class sizes, IL Gov Rauner’s continuing attacks on working families, an upcoming retiree lobby day in CT and the newly released legislative report card in UT.
Week after mid-testimony GOP walk-out, Wisconsin teacher John Havlicek calls for “calm, compassionate discourse” from both sides.