Posts Tagged ‘education’

Today’s lesson: Teachers’ unions and administrators work together to improve schools

 style=It’s that time of year again. Children will soon line the streets with their shiny new lunchboxes, waiting for the bus to arrive. As you see your child off to school this year, remember the foundation of a solid education—teachers. A report from the American Rights at Work Education Fund highlights the positive impact labor-management partnerships are having in our nation’s classrooms—and underscores the role collective bargaining plays in improving student achievement. Read more »

 

Report Highlights Link Between Labor-Management Partnerships and Academic Success

While the collective bargaining rights of teachers are under attack across the country, we’ve heard plenty from politicians looking to score partisan points. But often drowned out in this cacophony are the voices of educators and school administrators who continue to point out that collective bargaining works for our schools. A new report from American Rights at Work Education Fund highlights the positive impact labor-management partnerships are having in our nation’s classrooms—and underscores the role collective bargaining plays in improving student achievement. It’s a tool for innovation that is improving education from New Jersey to California.

The report, “Partnerships in Education: How Labor-Management Collaboration Is Transforming Public Schools,” is available here.

“The schools lifted up in this report make it clear that revoking collective bargaining rights isn’t just the wrong way to address budget deficits—it’s also a threat to the quality of our schools,” said Kimberly Freeman Brown, Executive Director of American Rights at Work. Read more »

 

We Are One Nation

They say you never feel more American than when you’re on the National Mall. And they’re right. This past Saturday, American Rights at Work joined teachers from California, janitors from Michigan, and doctors from Florida on the Mall at the One Nation Rally.

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial amongst the tens of thousands who traveled to DC for the rally, we heard America’s call for jobs, justice, and education loud and clear. Read more »

 

Pink hearts and Megan Fox

pink heartThousands of teachers and other education professionals are wearing pink hearts to school today.  Why?  Because with schools across the country facing budget cuts, an estimated 300,000 educators may receive a pink slip by the end of this school year.  The American Federation of Teachers’ “Pink Hearts, Not Pink Slips” campaign is drawing attention to the impact on students, schools and communities when drastic budget cuts result in layoffs.

One PTA in Los Angeles enlisted actress Megan Fox to create a funny—and pointed—video dramatizing the effects of budget cuts on California schools. Check it out:

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