All posts tagged "teacher unions"

  • Government
    Why One Teacher Is Urging Others To Leave CCEA

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – For the past month, NPRI has been doing our best to let CCSD teachers know that they can opt out of the Clark County Education Association — but only by submitting written notice by July 15, which is this Sunday. (A generic opt-out letter is here for any teachers...

  • Politics
    CCSD Teachers Have An Option When It Comes To Unions

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Last Thursday, two CCSD teachers and I offered public comment to the Clark County School District board meeting letting the trustees and the public know that CCSD teachers can opt out of the Clark County Education Association from July 1 to July 15. Details on how teachers can do...

  • Government
    Nevada Teachers Unions Should Look To Wisconsin For Guidance

    (Jim Clark) – Gov. Scott Walker chalked up a big victory last week as Wisconsin voters rejected a union-sponsored effort to recall him from office.  The unions engineered the recall because Walker and his fellow Republicans enacted legislation ending collective bargaining by public employee unions (with the exception of police and firemen)....

  • Government
    Removing Poor Teachers Is An Attack On Human Rights?

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Lynn Warne is the president of the Nevada State Education Association, and she appeared on Anjeanette Damon’s “To the Point” show over the weekend, where she made the following comment about AB 225 and some other minor education reform bills passed by the 2011 Legislature. (7:30 mark) Warne: Provisions...

  • Opinion
    NEA Spends $7.44 Of $166 In Dues/Teacher On Training

    (Kyle Olson/Townhall.com) – It looks like the National Education Association is not putting its money where its mouth is. In its mission statement, the nation’s largest teachers union asserts that “we will focus the energy and resources of our 3.2 million members on improving the quality of teaching, increasing student achievement and...

  • Politics
    Ignoring The Elephants In The Room

    (Mike Chamberlain/The Cranky Hermit) – This morning  , the Las Vegas Sun editorial board penned a piece lamenting the loss of good teachers. Of course, the culprits, in their view, are budget cuts and “the No Child Left Behind initiative of former President George W. Bush, which ties federal education funding...