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When the teachers’ union supports school choice

The National Education Association (NEA) has voiced support for the Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act, introduced in December by Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). But what the national union may not realize is that its support of the bill is actually an endorsement of a form of public school choice....

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Labor union gets called out for #MeToo hypocrisy

Just over two years ago, sexual misconduct accusations rocked Hollywood and fueled the #MeToo movement’s drive against sexual impropriety. But predators aren’t just in Hollywood. The Center for Union Facts is holding the Service Employees International Union and its political allies accountable for sexual harassment allegations against union leaders....

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Teachers’ union supports bill allowing physical restraint of students

To help teachers when potentially violent situations arise, new legislation (LB 147) in Nebraska would allow educators to “use a reasonable amount of force to physically restrain students” if they become violent or disruptive. And the state's teachers' union supports it. A Minnesota bill proposed in 2016 would have automatically expelled a student who physically assaulted a teacher, but it died in committee after fierce opposition from Minnesota's teachers' union, Education Minnesota. Sixty-nine percent of Minnesotans have said they support a state law requiring expulsion for assaulting a teacher. ...

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What Education Minnesota’s resolutions reveal about its 2020 priorities

I find it odd that these are the union’s priorities, but I probably shouldn’t be so surprised. I guess I hoped Education Minnesota would set aside its one-sided political agenda and focus on, oh I don’t know, a handful of other non-political areas that teachers have asked for support in....

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Alaska governor working quickly to defend public employees’ First Amendment rights

Last year’s Janus v. AFSCME decision by the U.S. Supreme Court freed public employees from being forced to financially support a government union, but the affected states are not fully in compliance with the ruling, and Alaska is working to be the first state to change that....

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