Teacher unions

Teacher Jennifer Galluzzo casts her ballot outside Paseo Verde Elementary Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Peoria, Ariz. Arizona teachers are weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests, a vote that's raising questions about how an unprecedented strike could play out across the state's education system. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 20, 2018 - 2:43 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. A grassroots group and the state's largest teacher membership...
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Teachers Cassi Igo and Andrew Brothers cast their ballots outside Paseo Verde Elementary Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Peoria, Ariz. Arizona teachers are weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests — a vote that's raising questions about how an unprecedented strike could play out across the state's education system. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 18, 2018 - 8:03 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The question of whether Arizona teachers should walk off the job to call for increased school funding has both mobilized and stratified tens of thousands of educators, with some saying it's time for an unprecedented strike aimed at improving the system and others skeptical...
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April 18, 2018 - 12:08 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lawyers for a high school student who fled his native Zambia and is suing to compete in a government-funded national poetry competition will argue their case to a federal judge. Last month, 17-year-old Westbrook student Allan Monga won the Maine "Poetry Out Loud" contest. The...
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FILE - In this April 11 2018 file photo, teachers at Tuscano Elementary School stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding in Phoenix. Arizona teachers began to vote Tuesday, April 17 on whether to walk off the job in their push for more funding for education. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 17, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers on Tuesday began weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests — a vote that's raising questions about how an unprecedented strike could play out across the state's education system. The walkout vote...
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Teachers hold placards during a rally outside the state Capitol, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Denver. Teachers from around the state were on hand to demand better salaries as lawmakers under the dome were set to debate a pension reform measure to cut retirement benefits as well as take-home pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 16, 2018 - 8:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of public school teachers swarmed the Colorado state Capitol on Monday, shuttering one suburban Denver school district to demand better salaries, as lawmakers were set to debate a pension reform measure that would cut retirement benefits and take-home pay. With the...
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Trinity Redford, 13, of Blackwell, Okla., walks from the state Capitol with a protest sign as protests continue over school funding at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 12, 2018 - 6:30 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on teacher protests in conservative-led states (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Public schools in Oklahoma's two largest cities will remain closed another day despite plans to end a strike by teachers seeking more classroom funding. Oklahoma City and Tulsa schools said...
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Kansas state Sens. Gene Suellentrop, left, and Mike Petersen, right, both R-Wichita, confer during a debate in the Senate, Saturday April 7, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Legislators face a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to increase spending on public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 08, 2018 - 9:32 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on the state's public schools in hopes of meeting a court mandate after the rancorous final days of debate highlighted deep divisions among top Republicans. Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer publicly endorsed a bill that would phase...
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Kansas state Sens. Gene Suellentrop, left, and Mike Petersen, right, both R-Wichita, confer during a debate in the Senate, Saturday April 7, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Legislators face a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to increase spending on public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 08, 2018 - 2:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on school funding early Sunday, with Republicans pushing the measure to passage over the bitter objections of some GOP colleagues in hopes of meeting a court mandate. Dozens of teachers, many wearing red shirts, converged on...
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Dustie Swaim, an eighth grade English teacher at Dewery Middle School in Dewey, Okla., listens in the Senate gallery as the Senate discusses revenue measures on the fifth day of protests over school funding, in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 06, 2018 - 3:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate approved two bills Friday designed to generate about $40 million more for public schools, but it was unclear whether that would be enough to placate thousands of teachers on a five-day strike seeking more money for education. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin next...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather outside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
April 02, 2018 - 5:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states. Many Oklahoma...
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