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Teacher Opt-Out Window Ends Monday, Know Where the Dues Go

Minnesota educators, don't miss your once-a-year-only opportunity to resign from union membership. If you had to guess what percent of every union dues dollar is going to the local chapter that handles most of the day-to-day representational activities and collective bargaining services, what would you guess? ...

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A Liberal Journalist Experiences Radical Progressivism in the NYC Schools

George Packer is a staff writer for The Atlantic and lives in New York City.  Like most of us, he is the product of public schools and a strong believer in the importance of “common schools” to educate children of all “religious, social, and ethnic backgrounds.”  Therefore he and his wife were very excited when their young son was accepted into a diverse NYC public school in which two-thirds of students performed well on standardized tests. His sober reflections on his 10 year experience with radically progressive educators is published in the current issue of The Atlantic, “When the Culture War...

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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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