Teacher unions

In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, photo, thousands of teachers rally against the nation's second-largest school district in downtown Los Angeles. A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles is all but inevitable starting Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 14, 2019 - 10:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles teachers (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers are striking after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school district. Members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted last year...
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United Teachers Los Angeles union representative Julie Van Winkle, right, holds a photograph with a class of 39 students covering their faces to avoid the need of parental releases, during a news conference outside the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in Los Angeles Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles is still planned for Monday after a union rejected a new offer from the nation's second-largest school district and declared an impasse following 21 months of increasingly heated negotiations. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 11, 2019 - 9:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles is still planned for Monday after a union rejected a new offer from the nation's second-largest school district and declared an impasse following 21 months of increasingly heated negotiations. After hours of new talks Friday, the union...
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Manuela Panjoj, 42-year-old mother of five children, holds a sign during a news conference outside the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. The union representing teachers in Los Angeles has postponed the start of a possible strike until Monday because of uncertainty over whether a judge would order a delay. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 09, 2019 - 5:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing teachers in Los Angeles — the nation's second-largest school district — postponed the start of a strike until Monday because of the possibility of a court-ordered delay of a walkout. United Teachers Los Angeles previously said its 35,000 members would walk...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo participants in #RedForEd protest march in Yuma, Ariz. After massive walkouts over teacher salaries and school funding inspired many teachers to run for office, the reality of November's results are coming into focus. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP, File)
January 07, 2019 - 11:02 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — After a campaign buoyed by a surge in teacher activism, Arizona's new schools chief took office with a pledge to address the kind of grievances that led to school-shuttering walkouts in several states last spring. Kathy Hoffman, a 33-year-old school speech therapist, is among...
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This Oct. 15, 2016 photo shows parents and grandparents from Memphis Lift speaking to Hilary Shelton, the Director to the NAACP's Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, during the national NAACP board meeting in downtown Cincinnati. While some black leaders see charters as a safer, better alternative in their communities, a deep rift of opinion was exposed by a 2016 call for a moratorium on charters by the NAACP, a longtime skeptic that expressed concerns about school privatization and accountability issues surrounding charters. (The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
December 24, 2018 - 11:22 am
Amid fierce debate over whether charter schools are good for black students, the heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with advocates and influential leaders in the black community. The Walton family, as one of the leading supporters of America's charter school...
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December 19, 2018 - 1:26 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian high school teachers have taken to the streets of the capital to demand wage increases and improvements to what they call dire working conditions. Thousands of protesters, many of them bused in from across the country, marched in Tunis on Wednesday, starting at the...
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President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a roundtable discussion on the Federal Commission on School Safety report, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 18, 2018 - 5:28 pm
The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to roll back an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial disparities in school discipline but that critics say left schools afraid to take action against potentially dangerous students. The recommendation was among dozens issued in a new report by...
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December 09, 2018 - 4:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally. The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, speaks at a debate in Sacramento, Calif. Thurmond was elected as California's Superintendent of Public Instruction. With new Democrats set to take over the governor's mansion across the country, the charter school movement may face a shifting political landscape in a number of key states. The incoming governors in California, Illinois and New Mexico have all said they want to take the rare step of putting a temporary halt on new charter schools. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 06, 2018 - 9:56 am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor's race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country's highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette, a DeVos ally and the state's attorney general,...
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Educators with Acero charter schools strike outside the Veterans Memorial Charter School Campus, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Chicago. Hundreds of teachers have gone on strike at the Chicago charter school network, leading to canceled classes for thousands of students. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers employed by a Chicago charter school network took to the picket lines Tuesday to fight for more public funding, in what their union described as the first strike at any of the privately run, taxpayer-funded schools in the U.S. The strike at Acero's 15 charter schools in...
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