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.
'Unschooling' Is the Ultimate Laissez-Faire Version of School Choice. But Can Your Kids Teach Themselves How To Read and Do Math?
Author Kerry McDonald explains why her kids flourish outside of conventional classrooms—and why yours might too.
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.
Spending four times more in real dollars per pupil doesn't compensate for low-quality teaching.
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They demanded higher salaries. The real problem: A disconnect between what teachers see in their paychecks and what employers are actually paying them.
Currently, most Florida public school teachers can't carry in the classroom.
Actually, the average salary for public-school teachers is close to the median income for U.S. households.
Seeing your kids held hostage in a battle between government factions is a great incentive to look for alternatives.
It's how their rules were made to work.
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.
The system is pushing an alternative pathway in order to fill vacancies.
These laws also disproportionately impact minority students.
Should Teachers Be Forced to Pay Union Fees? Friedrichs v. CTA Brings Protests Outside Supreme Court
In testing the limits of individual conscience, the Friedrichs case may reveal the Court's commitment to freedom itself.
Majority of people with an opinion on the issue think teachers should be free to make their own decisions.
Central planning sucks.
Whether students are actually learning doesn't seem to factor in.
Would you still have a job if your performance were described as "unsatisfactory" for six straight years?