American Federation of Teachers

Radical #RedForEd Movement Rallies Virginia Teachers’ Higher Pay Demand

“The rally is the latest Red for Ed action in a series of events ranging from the teacher walkouts in West Virginia, Arizona, and Oklahoma, to the recently concluded L.A. teachers strike,” said the National Education Association (NEA) – the nation’s largest teachers’ union – in its media outlet, NEA Today.

#RedForEd rally in Richmond, Virginia

Teachers’ Unions Back Nation’s First Charter School Strike

“There is absolutely no good reason to put students and parents through the upheaval of a strike. The sad fact is that interests from outside our community are using our students and our schools as a means to advance their national anti-charter platform.”

Chicago Charter Teachers Strike

Teachers’ Union Leader: Janus Decision ‘Only Makes Us Angrier’

“In the face of right-wing attacks on public education and labor, we have come to understand that when we walk the walk with the community, we become exponentially more powerful,” she said, referring to how unions have joined forces with other progressive causes.

Angry Teachers

Wikileaks Emails Show Teachers’ Union and DNC Tried To Tie Trump To Bullying

The joint effort by both the DNC and the AFT was based on a survey of 2,000 teachers conducted by the leftwing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which prides itself on tracking extremists and hate groups. The group concluded that “the presidential campaign is having a profoundly negative impact on schoolchildren across the country.”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during an address to the National Association of Home Builders at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel on August 11, 2016 in Miami

Tom Steyer’s $2 Cigarette Tax Will Make California Smuggling Capital

With liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s “Save Lives Coalition” gathering more than the 585,407 signatures required to put a $2-per-pack cigarette tax on the November ballot, California is poised to become the smuggling capital of America. By contributing $74 million to Democrats

The Associated Press

Only a Third of U.S. 8th Graders Proficient or Above in Math, Reading

The results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments–known as the Nation’s Report Card–show that only a third of the nation’s eighth graders are at or above the proficiency level in math and only 34 percent are at or above the same level in reading.

Repeal-Common-Core AP PhotoThe Tennessean