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Teachers report increase in student behavioral issues

A survey of nearly 1,900 elementary school teachers, administrators and staff from 41 public school districts across the country reveals the vast majority of educators perceive an alarming increase in behavioral disruptions in elementary school classrooms over the past three years.

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What is the average teacher pension in Minnesota?

For newly retired Minnesota teachers, the “average pension” from the past ten years is $27,593.21, according to TeacherPensions.org, a project of Bellwether Education Partners.

But the estimated percentage of new teachers who will actually receive a pension is 50 percent. Which means 50 percent of new Minnesota…

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Report reveals how Minnesota teachers are trapped by arbitrary union terms, forcing them to fund Education Minnesota’s partisan political spending

(Golden Valley, MN) A report released by Center of the American Experiment reveals how Minnesota teachers are trapped by arbitrary union terms, forcing them to fund Education Minnesota’s partisan political spending even after the Janus decision.

Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. Afscme said that public employers can no longer collect…

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Metro teachers are being judged solely by the color of their skin; asked to change curriculum for black students

While we are still thinking about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., I wanted to bring a startling development to your attention: public school teachers are being subjected to on-the-job mental abuse and bullying. Teachers are being told they are white supremacists by people who judge them solely on the basis of their skin color. They are forced to listen to crude language (so they could better understand black culture), and then blamed, as whites, for the achievement gap. The kicker? Teachers are being asked to change the "white curriculum" to accommodate black students. Who does this serve? Certainly not teachers or black students.

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St. Paul teachers support Los Angeles teacher strike. Do you?

A couple dozen St. Paul teachers participated in a “walk-in” before school Tuesday morning to support the Los Angeles teachers’ strike that has made national headlines.

As reported by KARE 11, the group demonstrated outside Highland Park Middle School before class started to let teachers from Los…

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‘What Percent Are You?’: 1/3 of Teachers’ Union Employees are in Top 5% Income Bracket or Higher

Education Minnesota’s most recent federal filings covered the organization’s revenues and expenditures from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. While this period does include the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME, it does not extend through the union’s resignation/opt-out window (which is limited to only seven days…

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MN Educators Have Excellent Options for Non-Union Protection

Minnesota educators looking for a non-partisan, non-union option to provide them with liability insurance, job protection coverage, and professional development have excellent options to choose from. The Association of American Educators (AAE)—the largest national, non-union, professional educator organization—has become a premier option for teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, education support staff, and college professors interested in belonging to an association that empowers educators to advocate for themselves and their students.

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Jim’s Story

“It’s important for teachers to find the association that best represents them and what they believe education is all about.” Like many teachers, Jim would have considered joining only the local union, but he didn’t want to belong to the state or national union. He was told this wasn’t an option.

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NEA Convention by the Numbers from Mike Antonucci

Forward: Mike Antonucci is an amazing reporter in the teachers’ union space. We do not think anyone spends more time watching the union for teachers, and he always seems to get great “scoops.” If you want to keep an eye on the teachers’ unions here and around the country, he…

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