Wisconsin Teachers Choosing to Pull Out of Unions

By Elliot Jager, NewsMax

Increasing numbers of teachers in Wisconsin are choosing not to remain union members now that they have a choice, Fox News reported. A 2011 law — unsuccessfully opposed by unions in the state Legislature, through a gubernatorial recall election, and in the courts — has resulted in a precipitous decline in enrollment.

EVIDENCE MOUNTS OF UNIONS EXPLOITING PROTESTING COLORADO STUDENTS

By Dr. Susan Berry, breitbart.com

Evidence is mounting that protesting students in Jefferson County, Colorado – who claim to be concerned about “censorship” in a school board committee’s plan to review the new Advanced Placement U.S. History framework – were urged on by teachers and teachers’ unions at the national, state, and local levels because they were enraged that a conservative-led school board moved the district toward a merit-pay system.

CALIFORNIA RACE PITS DEMOCRATS VS. TEACHERS’ UNION

By Steven Greenhut, Human Events

Recent polls show most Democratic candidates for statewide office in California holding significant leads over their GOP rivals, which means the most intensely fought and ideologically charged race in the November election is between two Democrats.

Where All the Teachers Are Above Average

By Marc F. Bernstein, The Wall Street Journal

New York recently released evaluations that rank 95% of the state’s teachers as “highly effective” or “effective,” 4% as “developing,” and only 1% as “ineffective” for the 2012-13 school year.