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#RedforEd Campaign Continues with Oakland Teachers’ Strike Thursday

“Red for Ed,” a nationwide campaign of teachers’ strikes, will continue this Thursday in Oakland, California, as the Oakland Education Association (OEA) plans to strike against the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). Bay Area public radio station KQED reported Saturday: “Teachers

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L.A. Teachers Enter Week 2 of Strike, As Talks Continue

Los Angeles teachers are still on strike as of Tuesday morning, after negotiations between the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union and the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) came closer to an agreement over the long weekend.

LAUSD teachers' strike (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

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

John Cox: Expand Charter Schools and Encourage Homeschooling

“This is absolutely criminal to deprive our children of the education they deserve,” he continued. “The extra tax money that they passed in prop 30 it’s not going into the classroom; it’s going to administrators and pensions. We need to get that money into the classroom and we need to give our children and our parents the education they deserve and that includes building more charters and giving parents choice and encouraging homeschooling.”

Homeschooling

LAUSD President Charged with Conspiracy, Perjury

The president of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and his cousin were each charged with conspiracy and perjury related to alleged improper donations to campaign funds.

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‘Community Schools’ Bill Hopes to Derail Texas Charters

One Texas lawmaker’s bill, if passed during the 2017 legislative session, stands to derail school choice options for failing campuses by taking them down a progressive community schools path and bypassing existing options that include re-purposing a campus as a public charter school.

Nine Indiana Schools Close After Bomb Threats