How much does it cost to get state legislators to ignore the calls of thousands of parents? Apparently, for the two largest teachers unions, around $6,500. According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, a state campaign finance watchdog website, and state finance filings, that’s the amount of direct campaign contributions collectively received… Continue reading Are State Teachers’ Unions Gunning to Halt Charter Schools?
Here’s a question: Is real, meaningful education reform possible within our current system of traditional public schools? If Stamford is any indication, the answer is sadly no. The teachers union there is on the verge of filing a labor dispute over the district’s approval of a Math tutoring program. According to Rob Varnon at the… Continue reading Union Membership Over Tutoring: Stamford Union Considering Grievance Over Tutoring Program