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Joel Klein Pens op-ed on School Reform and Teachers
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 14, 2011, 10:10 am   

Former Chancellor of New York City public schools Joel Klein as featured in the Washington Post this weekend:
 
Wisconsin Passes Labor Bill
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 10, 2011, 08:21 pm   


After a month of union led protests, national media attention, walk-outs, and closed schools, Republicans in the Wisconsin state Senate and Assembly have finally approved Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. The Governor is expected to sign it imminently.

 
The Latest from Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, and Indiana
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 09, 2011, 12:56 pm   

The battle over state budgets and union power rages on as Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, and Indiana lawmakers are in various stages of passing landmark legislation. Despite lingering protests, weeks of media coverage, attempted filibusters and walk-outs, experts are speculating that we could see concessions from both sides beginning this week.
 
Developments in Wisconsin
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 07, 2011, 03:53 pm   

For over three weeks, union members, leaders and activists have converged in Madison to protest Governor Walker's bill to end forced unionism and close major budget shortfalls. Experts have called Madison ground zero for the labor battle that has been heating up all over the country. This weekend additional protests from both sides and efforts to persuade AWOL legislators to come back to the state have once again gained nation headlines.
 
News Out of Ohio and Wisconsin
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 03, 2011, 11:05 am   

With labor protests continuing in state capitals in Wisconsin and Ohio, many are wondering how the situation will resolve itself with either passed legislation or concessions. Today the Republican-controlled Ohio Senate passed a bill that would end forced unionism and make it illegal for public employees to engage in strikes. Meanwhile, in Wisconsin emergency legislation was enacted to fine senators for each day they boycott the budget vote.
 
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