| May 23, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel bore the brunt of criticism from angry teachers who filled the Auditorium Theatre on Wednesday to make clear their unhappiness with the administration's efforts to overhaul public education in Chicago.
The crowd of nearly 4,000...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Cheryl Hillen has raised millions of dollars for shadowy right-wing advocacy organizations. She's been linked to billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch in national news stories. She's a fundraiser and adviser for groups that teachers' unions...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 10:49 PM
As Occupy Seattle entered its fifth week, it saw a change of venue and a show of sign of support from educators. Hundreds of teachers joined the protest as it moved its encampment and logistical base to Seattle Central Community College.
| Oct 18, 2009
For The Record Los Angeles Times Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction Teacher evaluations: An article in some editions of Sunday's Section A about evaluating teacher...
| Dec 11, 2008
Teachers unions have guarded the right to tenure with great devotion and tenacity. But with the head of Washington's school district pushing for at least a timeout on tenure, and the head of the American Federation of Teachers willing to put the issue...
| Jul 31, 2009
California's master plan for higher education, the product of an era of seemingly limitless opportunity, was nearly 30 years old when Nicolette Lafranchi was born in 1988. By the time she turned 20 last year, the plan was working well for her, just as...
| Oct 18, 2009
When Terry Grier was hired to run the San Diego Unified School District in January 2008, he hoped to bring with him a revolutionary tool that had never been tried in a large California school system.
Its name -- "value-added" -- sounded innocuous enough....
| Nov 13, 2008
Today's question: Will big labor help or hurt Obama in his first year in the White House? Previously, Weigel and Lilly discussed possible futures for Hillary Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Obama administration, weighed potential Cabinet picks...
| Mar 13, 2010
It tells you a lot about what A.J. Duffy brings to the game that he got his job as president of United Teachers Los Angeles by trouncing the incumbent, which had never before happened at the union.
Just Call Me Duffy could have been cast for the movie...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 4:33 PM
A consortium of Los Angeles-area charter schools has won a $60-million grant to develop a new teacher evaluation system based at least partly on student test scores. The grant, part of $335 million in related awards announced today by the......
| Jan 5, 2010
| 4:33 PM
State labor leaders held a conference call today to urge Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not to propose education funding cuts when he releases his budget later this week. Over the last two years, the state has cut education funding by nearly......
| Mar 24, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Bill Maher has another eclectic guest list lined up for “Real Time With Bill Maher.” His roundtable guests are musician Rob Thomas, journalist Christopher Hitchens andÂ Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers. Maher's...