State and local governments facing pension liabilities that already total in the trillions of dollars will be forced to seek bailouts from the U.S. government, Republican Party Congressional staffers said in a study, as they warned that such bailouts could have dire consequences.
Source: New York Times | Nation |
September 25, 2012
Over the past few years, even as Republicans have led efforts to thwart unions, lawmakers previously considered solid supporters of teachers’ unions have tangled with them over a national education agenda that includes new performance evaluations based partly on test scores, the overhaul of tenure and the expansion of charter schools.
Source: Indianapolis Star | Indiana |
September 25, 2012
Department of Child Services Director James W. Payne resigned in the wake of an Indianapolis Star investigation that raised ethical questions about his personal role in a child neglect case involving his own family.
Idaho teachers who earned merit-pay bonuses last year under a controversial school-reform law will get those payments this fall, regardless of the outcome of a Nov. 6 vote on whether to repeal the law.
A union that represented about 100,000 employees in Milwaukee County, Milwaukee Public Schools, the City of Milwaukee and other municipalities sent letters requesting negotiations on new contracts, based on last week's court ruling striking down parts of the state's bargaining law for public workers.
Source: Reuters/Chicago Tribune | Chicago |
September 21, 2012
Chicago public school teachers returned to their classrooms but thorny questions remained over how Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the cash-strapped school system will pay for the tentative contract that ended a strike of more than a week.
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