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Why is Michelle Rhee trying to buy elections?

Michelle Rhee has been raising hundreds of millions of dollars from right wing billionaires, foundations and corporations to buy elections across America. Find out why.

Won't Back Down a bomb with viewers and critics

Find out how Hollywood gets it wrong and who's behind another movie that bashes teachers and unions.

New brief offers suggestions for teacher evaluation design

The first in a new series of two-page briefs summarizing the state of play in education policy research offers suggestions for policymakers designing teacher evaluation systems.

Mitt, meet the 47%

Just who was Mitt Romney referring to in his secretly recorded comments at a Boca Raton, Fla., fundraiser as people who don’t “take personal responsibility and care for themselves”?

Judge strikes down Wisconsin law limiting collective bargaining rights

The ruling by Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas striking down the Wisconsin law (Act 10) that eliminated public employee collective bargaining rights, “Shows as we have said from day one,” says Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt.

CT Voices for Children releases child well-being data by town

CT Voices for Children has released child well-being data by town.

3rd Annual Education Nation Teacher Town Hall Sept. 23

NBC News and Brian Williams will be hosting the Third Annual Education Nation Teacher Town Hall on Sunday, September 23rd, 12 – 2PM EDT LIVE on MSNBC.

Chicago teachers on strike

"We stand in solidarity with the teachers of Chicago," said Sharon Palmer, president of AFT Connecticut. "You can show your support by going to CTU's website, Facebook page, and on Twitter."

AFT will be hosting a national day of solidarity with CTU on Wednesday, September 12. Please wear red to show your support.

Connecticut's new Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer
Connecticut's new Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer

Governor Malloy appoints Sharon Palmer to lead Connecticut's Labor Department

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today appointed AFT Connecticut President Sharon Palmer to lead Connecticut’s Department of Labor.

“For more than two decades, Sharon has been a tireless advocate for working people from all walks of life in the state of Connecticut,” said Governor Malloy. “Sharon has spent many, many years fighting for something I believe in deeply: the right to organize and collectively bargain for good wages and good benefits. I’m thrilled she’s accepted this appointment, and look forward to serving the people of Connecticut with her on our team.”

New report blasts working conditions of adjunct faculty

The working conditions of U.S. adjunct and contingent faculty—and, by association, the learning conditions of American college students—came under fire in a report issued Aug. 23 by the Center for the Future of Higher Education.

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