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Teachers Unions Among Top 100 Donors To Debt Ceiling Supercommittee

Morgan Stanley has donated more than $289,000 to the 12 lawmakers specially-charged with cutting the nation’s deficit, enough to place it at Number 33 on The Center for Responsive Politics’ list of the top donors to the so-called debt ceiling “supercommittee.” Who comes in one spot ahead at Number 32? America’s largest teachers union. National [...]

Is Nation's Biggest Teacher's Union Drifting To The Right?

Fran Eaton, a conservative columnist who attended the National Education Association convention this past weekend, says it is: The headlines read, “NEA endorses Obama for second term,” but that’s not the whole story. The rank-and-file urged a delay in an early endorsement and to demand that Education Secretary Arne Duncan resign… Despite such gripes, the [...]

GOP To Districts: Spend Federal Money How You Want

You know it’s serious when critics, including teachers unions, are panning a recently-proposed education bill as a blow to “civil rights.” But an interest group representing local school administrators calls the measure a “breath of fresh air.” The State and Local Funding Flexibility Act, as introduced yesterday by House education committee chair John Kline (R-Minn.), would allow [...]

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