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30 Issues: Educating for Tomorrow, K-12

Monday, September 17, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Comparing the candidates' public education policies, from kindergarten through high school. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Chicago Teachers Union to Continue Strike

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chicago teachers uncomfortable with a tentative contract offer decided Sunday to remain on strike, insisting they need more time before deciding whether to end an acrimonious standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel that will keep 350,000 students out of class for at least two more days.

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Tougher to Get Tenure - What Do the Teachers Think?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It’s not a vote of confidence for my principal and it makes me less likely to stay in a school where I’m not feeling supported by my administration to achieve tenure.

—Emily, a teacher in Brooklyn, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Opinion: Why is Chris Christie in Iowa? We'll Know the Answer in 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Recall also that a group of Iowa Republican leaders went to New Jersey and pleaded with the recently elected Christie to throw his hat in the ring for the 2012 caucuses. Christie turned down the offer to run for president, but his interest in Iowa has continued.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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How To Negotiate: From Debt Ceilings to State Unions

Friday, July 22, 2011

The question is often trying to figure out what kind of situation you’re in, because even when you’re in a long-term relationship, you’re still trying to decide who gets how much of the pie.

Alex Colvin, associate professor of Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Opinion: Liberals and Teacher Unions - The End of a Long Romance

Friday, July 01, 2011

It appears that the teachers unions are beginning to lose their grip on the Democrats. A bill making its way through the House Education and the Workforce Committee recently had supringly little pushback

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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