AFL-CIO Unions Vote to Endorse Obama for Second Term

Citing President Obama's commitment to working families, the AFL-CIO General Board voted March 13 to endorse the president for a second term.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says Obama has placed his faith in America's working men and women to lead our country to economic recovery, while Republican presidential candidates have pledged their loyalty to Wall Street and the 1 percent. The AFT endorsed Obama on Feb. 7.

Survey Shows Low Level of Teacher Job Satisfaction

The latest "MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy" shows that education budget cuts to public schools and the demonization of teachers have taken a toll on teachers' job satisfaction.

Experts Correct Myths about Public Employee Pensions

In politics and policymaking, the facts aren't always convenient. Such is the case with public employee defined-benefit retirement plans and the policymakers who want to dismantle them.

NY Times: Shuttering Bad Charter Schools

The charter school movement has expanded over the last 20 years largely on this promise: If exempted from some state regulations, charters could outperform traditional public schools because they have flexibility and can be more readily tailored to the needs of students. Another selling point is that these schools are supposed to be periodically reviewed when they renew their operating permits — and easily shut down if they fail. It has not worked out that way.

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