Labor Notes #397, April 2012

New York City teachers decried the release of test-based evaluations they say seek to discredit them and get rid of as many as possible. The flawed data wouldn't have been gathered, some noted, without their union's initial approval.

A California teachers union struck a deal with Governor Jerry Brown that would combine a millionaires tax with a sales tax boost. Union activists split on the move, saying it contains key flaws, but shows how the debate on taxes has shifted.


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