Teacher unions

Oklahoma state Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, listens to a question during an interview in her office Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Hicks is a Democrat and former elementary school teacher who won what had been a Republican-held seat in northwest Oklahoma City last November. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 15, 2019 - 10:50 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Teachers who staged successful walkouts to demand better pay and public school funding in several states last year are showing they're intent on staying politically engaged. Teacher unions in Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky and West Virginia report increases in membership, and many...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, takes Virmania Villalobos, 10, back to introduce her to members of the media after she asked him a question during a town all meeting with a group of educators from the American Federation of Teachers on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Houston. Biden asked her what her favorite subject in school was and she responded: journalism. Which prompted Biden to walk her back to the media riser. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 28, 2019 - 10:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled his first major policy proposal on Tuesday before one of the nation's largest teachers unions. The former vice president's education plan would triple funding for schools with a high percentage of low-income students. It would...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the House Education and Labor Committee at a hearing on 'Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education' on Capitol Hill in Washington. Education, it’s safe to say, is not President Donald Trump’s top priority. Instead, he entrusts that realm to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who after two years has emerged as one of the most polarizing figures in the Cabinet but also one of its most enduring members. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 06, 2019 - 3:43 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that recent teacher strikes have "ultimately hurt kids" and that labor disputes should be handled outside the classroom. DeVos made the comments in Baltimore while speaking at a conference for education journalists. Teachers from West...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the House Education and Labor Committee at a hearing on 'Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education' on Capitol Hill in Washington. Education, it’s safe to say, is not President Donald Trump’s top priority. Instead, he entrusts that realm to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who after two years has emerged as one of the most polarizing figures in the Cabinet but also one of its most enduring members. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 06, 2019 - 3:31 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that recent teacher strikes have "ultimately hurt kids" and that labor disputes should be handled outside the classroom. DeVos made the comments in Baltimore while speaking at a conference for education journalists. Teachers from West...
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April 26, 2019 - 2:58 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The shadow of the past year's teacher protest movement is hanging over state capitals, where officials are piecing together the money to make good on promised pay raises and try to forge a sustainable funding formula for the future. From Washington state and Arizona to Oklahoma and...
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Teachers from across Poland gather in Warsaw, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The teachers demand higher wages in a long-running dispute that is emerging as another fissure in a deeply divided society. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 25, 2019 - 8:53 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of the Polish Teachers' Union says it is suspending a strike that has closed most Polish schools for nearly three weeks in order to allow end-of-year exams to go forward. Slawomir Broniarz said Thursday that the strike for higher pay for teachers will end Saturday,...
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April 23, 2019 - 6:07 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers from across Poland have gathered in Warsaw to demand higher wages in a long-running dispute that is emerging as another fissure in a deeply divided society. Tuesday's protest in front of the Education Ministry comes on the 16th day of a strike that has closed most...
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School children rally in support of Polish teachers who are on strike in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday April 9, 2019. Teachers held a second day of an open-ended strike on Tuesday demanding higher wages.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 10, 2019 - 9:13 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Middle school students in Poland took important exams Wednesday even though a nationwide teachers' strike entered its third day, forcing exam authorities to ask for help from retired teachers, religion tutors and those not on strike. The exam in humanities for around 350,000...
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People talk through a fence near a banner, declaring the participation at the indefinite nationwide teachers' pay strike, at the Primary School number 68 in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, April 8, 2019. Majority of Poland's school and kindergarten teachers went on strike after talks about their payment with the government failed. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 08, 2019 - 11:07 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers in Poland went on an indefinite nationwide strike Monday to demand higher pay, after days of talks with the government failed to meet the demands of a majority of teachers' unions. The strike by school and kindergarten teachers is the first such widespread action by...
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April 04, 2019 - 6:59 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A union lobbyist who worked just one day as a substitute teacher is entitled to a pension worth potentially tens of thousands of dollars annually, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an opinion reinforcing its position that retirement benefits promised to public...
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