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Despite "right to work," union organizing not letting up in Michigan

Tea Party Republicans should have witnessed what took place last night at the Cesar Chavez Academy, a large for-profit charter school in Southwest Detroit.

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Biden draws cheers at AFT convention

The vice president was introduced by Jill Biden who taught for 13 years in a public high school and continues teaching full time at Northern Virginia Community College, even as she serves as the "Second Lady."

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Chicago Teachers Union: Black teachers, students most affected by school closings

CHICAGO - Fed up with discrimination, the Chicago Teachers Union filed a complaint Feb. 9 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging the Board of Education's mass teacher layoffs last year unfairly impacted African American teachers.

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Teachers, parents protest school layoffs

CHICAGO - Nearly a hundred teachers, parents, students, labor leaders and community activists rallied at the Chicago Board of Education building here July 28 against recent massive teacher layoffs.

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Union teachers fired up to fight for public schools

SEATTLE - Delegates to the 81st convention of the American Federation of Teachers here blasted arbitrary public school closings , privatization and union-busting in the guise of "education reform."

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Trumka tells AFT: Stand together, march together, vote together

SEATTLE - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged union teachers to "stand together, work together, march together, vote together" to defeat the right-wing attacks on public education.

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NEA splits with Obama over education law

NEW ORLEANS (PAI) - In his keynote at the National Education Association's Representative Assembly, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel criticized the administration's continued use of student test scores to measure schools.

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Thousands descend on City Hall to stop teacher layoffs

Over 4,000 teachers, parents and students surrounded City Hall and stopped traffic here May 25 demanding no teacher layoffs or funding cuts for the city's public schools.

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R.I. calls truce in war on teachers

Ninety-three Central Falls teachers and school professionals got their jobs back in a hard-fought agreement this month, but what it really means will not be known for a while.

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R.I. town becomes ground zero in war on teachers

The mass firing of nearly 100 teachers and school personnel, backed by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, will be seen by many as a slap in the face to teachers, their unions and the entire labor movement.

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