Michigan bill to ban tax-funded ‘release time’ expected to pass

By   /  July 21, 2015  /  Education, Labor, Michigan, News  /  No Comments

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Two bills, which ban union “release time,” are expected to pass the Michigan Legislature.

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Education week-in-review: A billion short and millions for a union-backed course

By   /  July 17, 2015  /  California, Education, Education Blog, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From Pennsylvania, where some school districts have missed out on more than $1 billion, to California, where a new course is costing millions, it’s been an interesting week in education news.

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Wisconsin ends discrimination against homeschool diplomas

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A homeschool diploma was good enough to get someone into college but until this week it wasn’t enough to get that same person a job escorting students to the bathroom at voucher schools in Wisconsin.

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Some PA school districts missing out on $1 billion in state aid

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  Education, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Pennsylvania’s imperfect education funding system has shorted some school districts more than $1 billion, one lawmaker says.

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Teachers union wants to make costly ethnic studies classes mandatory

By   /  July 15, 2015  /  Education, Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

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A new high school graduation requirement backed by the National Education Association could cost taxpayers billions.

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Teachers union irks rank and file with Clinton endorsement

By   /  July 14, 2015  /  Education, Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

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Hillary Clinton won the endorsement of one of the largest teachers unions in the country, and many of its members want to know how in the world that happened.

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