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Elation in Seattle as teachers suspend strike

The Seattle teachers' union has suspended a strike that will, assuming teachers ratify a deal, have lasted 6 days.

Md. educators: too much testing, lost learning time

The teachers' union in Md. calls on the state and federal government to reduce the amount of time kids spend on testing.

Day 3 of a teachers’ strike in Seattle

Seattle teachers went on strike Wednesday, Sept 9, which was supposed to be the first day of school for about 52,000 students.

Wis. district sued because teachers bargained collectively

Madison teachers allegedly violated a new state law against collective bargaining by public workers when they negotiated a new contract.

Calif. judge says teacher tenure is unconstitutional

Calif. laws that give teachers tenure, the right to due process to prevent whimsical firing, have been ruled unconstitutional. We think it's a mistake.

Teachers’ strikes are illegal in most states

In case you're wondering about the legality of teachers' strikes, they are legal in Illinois and 12 other states. But that's all, primarily because most state legislatures have put education on par with police and fire protection as essential services provided by government.