The two Republicans who broke ranks with their party and announced they would vote against education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos have received thousands of dollars from the nation’s largest teachers union.
The first grader stood at the front of the classroom, the rest of his class looking on, laughing, as he scratched “Um” on the blackboard over and over.
The teacher, angry with the child for not speaking clearly, brought the child to the front of the classroom to mock and humiliate him. The boy’s crime was that he stuttered. And that teacher, Richard Parlini, is still teaching at the Queens elementary school where this event—and others like it—occurred.
Kirsten Powers, writing in USA Today, accuses left-wing organizations of waging a “misogynist crusade” against school reform advocate Campbell Brown.
Former CNN news anchor Campbell Brown started the Parents’ Transparency Project in June to push back against the New York City’s teachers union, which she claims is hiding a epidemic of sexual misconduct while protecting the perpetrators.
Several of the nation’s most imperiled pension funds have cut off investments to profitable weapons manufacturers in the midst of the controversial gun control debate.
High expectations and an ideologically divided union have kept the Chicago Teachers Union strike from ending, the Chicago Tribune has reported.
As the Chicago Teacher Union’s strike enters its second week, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched a suit to end the strike and return students to the classroom.