• De Blasio Agrees to Delay School Reopening to Avoid Teacher Strike

    De Blasio Agrees to Delay School Reopening to Avoid Teacher Strike

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that he has reached a deal with the city’s teachers unions to delay the start of the school year by more than a week, narrowly avoiding the threat of a teacher strike. “There is nothing more precious than taking care of the children of New York …
  • Chicago Schools to Begin Year with All-Remote Learning after Teachers Union Objects to Hybrid Format

    Chicago Schools to Begin Year with All-Remote Learning after Teachers Union Objects to Hybrid Format

    Chicago public schools, the third largest district in the country, will begin the fall semester with all-remote learning following strong pushback from the city teachers union against a hybrid plan. The Chicago Teachers Union had threatened strikes if the district moved ahead with a combination of in-person and remote learning, saying the plan would not …
  • If Teachers Won’t Work, We Shouldn’t Be Paid

    If Teachers Won’t Work, We Shouldn’t Be Paid

    If schools don’t open their doors and refuse online learning, it would be not only silly but outright unjust to send checks to shuttered doors over struggling families. In case you didn’t experience it last semester, online learning was a failure. Across the country, fewer than half of students showed up, and those who did …
  • National Teachers Union Backs ‘Safety Strikes’ in Cases of Lax Coronavirus Prevention

    National Teachers Union Backs ‘Safety Strikes’ in Cases of Lax Coronavirus Prevention

    America’s second-largest national teachers union announced on Tuesday that it will back members who go on “safety strikes” as a last resort to protest lax coronavirus prevention at their districts. The announcement by the American Federation of Teachers, which boasts roughly 1.7 million members, comes about a month before school districts across the U.S. are …