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Teachers’ unions complain about charter schools, but students at these schools succeed

With a new school year underway, there are 7,000 charter schools serving thousands of students across the country. And these public schools are able to meet the needs of students in a variety of ways: from traditional school days to online instruction to an online and in-person combination. But according to The Washington Times article by Jonathan Butcher, not everyone is excited that students are succeeding in the learning environment that is right for them....

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Pushing back against teachers’ union is not an attack on teachers

During the month of September, Minnesota teachers have the opportunity to evaluate their relationship with the teachers’ union. It’s a sensitive subject—the teachers’ union has been imbedded in K-12 education for many years. But pushing back against the union’s agenda when it doesn’t promote educational excellence is not an attack on teachers or the teaching profession. Rather, it’s an attempt to start a conversation about the union flexing its political muscle and missing the mark on what teachers want the union to prioritize. Photo source: Getty Images...

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