Is peer review a step forward for teachers, or a distraction to sell them on an unjust evaluation system that determines their pay? Union leaders call a new contract in Newark "groundbreaking," but some teachers are wary.
Teachers across Hawaii are getting the attention of school officials and their state legislature by exercising an old union tactic, work-to-rule. Two years after an imposed contract stuck them with wage and benefit cuts, the teachers are building momentum to win a better deal.
Union-backed ballot measures, including minimum wage increases and taxes on the rich, fared well around the country yesterday, with an exception in Michigan and an uncertain outcome in Phoenix. Here's a round-up.