NJEA teachers union blasted by lawmakers over controversial videos

State lawmakers grilled leaders of New Jersey’s largest teachers union Thursday over hidden-camera videos appearing to show local union officials discussing protecting teachers accused of abusing students. They also implored state education officials to …

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Undercover videos prompt N.J. lawmakers’ investigation into teachers’ union

New Jersey lawmakers grilled teachers union officials Thursday, weeks after the release of undercover videos that appeared to show local union representatives bragging about their ability to preserve the jobs of teachers who abuse students or drugs.

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Children of Austerity documentary: “Pale and listless” struggling in breadline Britain

“Pale and listless” children are the real-life victims of Tory welfare cuts, the president of the National Union of Teachers says in a newly released Redfish documentary. Under the Tories, who have been in power for eight years, it’s now estimated that 30 percent of children – 4.1 million minors – are now growing up in poverty. A UK teachers union reported earlier this year that nearly 90 percent of teachers find it “all but impossible for them to teach,” and often have to provide their pupils with basic necessities such as food, clothes and sanitary items.

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Sen. Bill Montford earns a C+ grade from Florida teachers union for anti-labor vote

For two years as chairman of the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee, Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, prevented an anti-labor bill from seeing the light of day. But when the anti-union legislation was combined with a funding bill for local schools …

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‘Same Old Boss’: Teachers union ad targets Emanuel for recent CPS troubles

The Chicago Teachers Union released an online ad Wednesday slamming Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s handling of education, drawing attention to school closings and the departure of two previous Chicago Public Schools chiefs amid scandal since he took office.

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Tulsi Gabbard’s Syria Views Cost Her Support Of Hawaii Teachers Union

Hawaii’s fourth-largest union announced Tuesday that it will no longer support Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D), citing, in part, her views on Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Hawaii State Teachers Association is endorsing Sherry Campagna, who is challenging …

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Teachers union expects to lose 300k members if high court overturns fees

The National Education Association’s (NEA) budget committee estimates the union could lose as many as 300,000 members if the Supreme Court rules against agency fees later this spring. According to NEA estimates obtained by the74million.org, the NEA …

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