Could labor activism mean that unions are getting weaker?
Power and the West Virginia teachers’ strike
EdStat: Being Exposed to a Duty-to-Bargain Law for All 12 Years of Schooling Reduces Male Earnings by Almost $1,500 Per Year
“Duty-to-bargain” laws require school districts to negotiate with teachers unions in good faith.
According to a recent Pace and USC Rossier poll, 61 percent of respondents had a positive impression of the California School Dashboard.
We should not discount unions’ ability to adapt their political strategies to find influence even when the pendulum is swinging away from their interests.
The evidence suggests that teacher collective bargaining leads to worse student outcomes that are reflected in long-run labor market success.
There’s emerging evidence that what’s in collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) can influence important outcomes.
According to the 2017 EdNext poll, support for merit pay for teachers among the general public has dropped from 67 percent in 2010 to 46 percent in 2017.
In a column for the Washington Post, Jay Mathews challenges the view that the renewed interest in governing caused by the election might lead to better teaching and greater civic virtue.
According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 51 percent of parents support homeschooling, while just 29 percent oppose it.
Mark Janus probably feels better right now than AFSCME.
Forty-four percent of the public oppose the practice of requiring teachers to pay fees to unions they choose not to join, while just 37% support the practice.
Will Hanna Skandera’s legacy last?
Should schools act as community hall monitors?
Some takeaways from a conference that examined an array of issues, including lessons learned on accountability, standards, school turnarounds, teacher quality, research, state capacity, and more.
The nation has a vital interest in its future citizens’ acquiring the knowledge and skills without which they will struggle to contribute to the commonweal.
Last week, officials from the U.S. Department of Education met with critics of school discipline policies that were put in place under the Obama administration.
This week’s election of a teachers’ union-backed slate of school board candidates in Douglas County, Colorado is a major setback for school choice.
How a Colorado School-Board Vote Could Boost Vouchers Nationwide
In our most recent public-opinion survey, we find sharp differences between Democrats and Republicans about the value of a bachelor’s degree (as distinct from a two-year associate’s degree).
Why has support for the schools declined and what could turn that around?
If the Court rules against agency fees it would cause teachers unions’ membership to shrink and the unions’ political and economic wings to be clipped.
DeVos delivered a strong speech, articulating points that aren’t made often or forcefully enough.
The Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General released a faulty audit of a highly innovative model that complies with both the spirit and letter of the law.
The Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a case involving the agency fees that teachers and other public employees are required to pay to unions even if they choose not to join the unions.