“Keep the schools open,” said Anthony Fauci.
The United States was virtually alone in keeping schools closed this fall. As a result, public education—and cities—may never look the same.
Surprise: The teachers union opposes this plan.
No one has fought harder to keep kids out of the classroom than teachers unions.
"If you look at the data, the spread among children and from children is not very big at all."
"Keeping kids out of the classroom will make recovering from the pandemic harder in the long term."
Just 0.18 percent of randomly tested teachers and students have been positive for COVID-19. So why the hell would you close the schools?
Families are leaving traditional schools in record numbers for pods, homeschooling, charters, and more.
"No one should return to in person instruction until there is a widely available scientifically proven vaccine or highly effective treatment."
Americans are being forced to confront the downsides of powerful organized labor in an already miserable year.
Kids are beside the point when government officials and union leaders keep them waiting on labor negotiations that serve everybody but students and their families.
New data suggest that school districts in states with stronger teachers unions are significantly less likely to reopen in person this fall.
As families flock to virtual charter schools and "pandemic pods," California blocks the money from following the child.
Teachers Unions Want Wealth Taxes, Charter School Bans, and Medicare for All Before Schools Can Reopen
What does this have to do with safely educating kids in the midst of a pandemic? Not much.
Elizabeth Warren Would Rather Make You Fix Your Terrible Public School Than Let You Send Your Kid to a Charter School
"You don't like the building? You think it's old and decaying? Then get out there and push to get a new one," she said.
Less pandering to education unions; more choices for parents.
Chicago Teachers Go on Strike to Demand Higher Pay, Smaller Class Sizes, New Schools, More Staff, and Affordable Housing
More than 300,000 students in Chicago were out of school on Friday as the teachers strike continued.
Democrats repudiate their own recent past and seek to restrict educational choices for poorer kids.
After L.A. Teachers' Strike, California Task Force Recommends Strict Restrictions on Charter Schools
Union leaders made charters a major point of contention during the January protests.
The district's budget is broken, and the latest deal with the unions will make it worse.
That's on top of massive long-term debts for retiree health care benefits.
They demanded higher salaries. The real problem: A disconnect between what teachers see in their paychecks and what employers are actually paying them.
The LAUSD has seen a 16 percent jump in administrative staffers since 2004-and per pupil spending has been marching steadily upwards.
They were offered 3 percent, but wanted 6.5. The district probably can't afford that.
California Teachers Unions Oppose Paying Teachers More Because It Would Introduce Too Much Competition Into Public Schools
One union official told The Sacramento Bee that "education should not be a competitive endeavor." Because competition never improved anything, right?
Seeing your kids held hostage in a battle between government factions is a great incentive to look for alternatives.
Teachers have shut down schools across the state, allegedly to protest pension changes. But those pension reforms are pretty mild.
Would extend "right to work" principles to government employment.
It's how their rules were made to work.
Tell it to all the minority children in charter schools across the country.
Sydney Chaffee was the first charter school teacher to win the national honor.
Choice advocates win in school board race in second largest district in country.
School board election winner wants to see lessons of successful charters replicated within district.
Public education existed well before 1980, but an unpopular President Carter wanted the nation's largest union on his side before an election.
The Southern Poverty Law Center Has Little Authority to Claim Trump Has Driven Up School Bullying Rates
Trump is definitely a bully, but are things really that bad in American schools?
Trump Effect? School Bullying Isn't Increasing, But Hillary Clinton Wants to Spend $500 Million Fighting It
Clinton and Co. blame Trump from a rise in bullying that may not even be happening.
Capital Prep's operator doesn't like teachers unions, so teachers don't like him.
California Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal on Challenge to Teacher Job Protection Rules that Harm Students
Three judges dissent from 4-3 decision to let teacher's appeal victory stand; "Vergara and her fellow plaintiffs raise profound questions with implications for millions of students across California. They deserve an answer from this court," says Judge Cuellar.
Teachers unions want to sabotage charters, even though they help poor black kids.
Vergara victory overturned, more or less on grounds that crummy teaching probably harms most California students equally.
Flint debate reveals a party mired in retrograde '70s-era trade-union liberalism
School choice frees teachers to enchant their students.