De Blasio’s troubling relationship with teachers unions

By Michael Goodwin, New York Post

For a very long time, teachers unions were the most fearsome opponents of mayoral control of New York City schools. They claimed for years that putting a mayor in charge would pollute education with politics, a fig leaf because union control of the old Board of Education was itself a creation of politics.

Teacher Background Check Legislation Stalls

By Jordan Cuddemi, Valley News

Legislation that could provide school officials with more information about a prospective employee’s criminal record stalled in the New Hampshire Senate last week after the state’s top teachers union raised privacy concerns.