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Is Repealing of SB 5 The Culprit for Ohio Schools’ Money...

Last November, Ohio voters struck down the law-in-waiting that would have placed strict limits on collective bargaining privileges for public employee unions, including teachers unions.

Las Vegas Teachers Union Wins Arbitration Case for Pay Raise

Superintendent Dwight Jones had asked Clark County's 18,000 educators to forego pay raises for two years to help the financially beleaguered district fill a $63 million budget hole without any teacher layoffs.

Ohio District Adopts ‘Chidren First’ Approach

Immediately upon joining the board, Kohls began challenging district orthodoxy - especially on spending decisions - to ensure the needs of students were being given priority.

Cleveland Mayor Resurrects Ohio’s SB 5 To Transform Schools

Ohio's controversial Senate Bill 5 may have died at the polls last November, but its spirit lives on in a new proposal to save the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

San Diego Teachers Union Ignores CA Financial Crisis

They are urging union members to re-open their contracts and make concessions to preserve jobs and to shield students from the chaos caused by insolvency.

Michigan Teacher Chooses to Be ‘Non-Member’ of Union

Michigan is not a 'right to work' state, which means Buikema's job is still affected by the district's contract with the local teachers union, the Grant Education Association.