Teacher unions

Teachers Cassi Igo and Andrew Brothers cast their ballots outside Paseo Verde Elementary Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Peoria, Ariz. Arizona teachers are weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests — a vote that's raising questions about how an unprecedented strike could play out across the state's education system. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 18, 2018 - 8:03 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The question of whether Arizona teachers should walk off the job to call for increased school funding has both mobilized and stratified tens of thousands of educators, with some saying it's time for an unprecedented strike aimed at improving the system and others skeptical...
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Anna Langthorn, right, chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, talks with William Andrews, left, after he filed to run for the state Senate, as protests over school funding continue at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Langthorn said the party has been overwhelmed in recent weeks with potential candidates seeking guidance on how to run for office. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 12, 2018 - 6:48 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Oklahoma second-grade teacher Cyndi Ralston heard her state representative berate teachers for walking out of the classroom and marching on the Capitol, she knew she'd be running against him in November. Rep. Kevin McDugle, an ex-Marine Corps drill instructor, chastised...
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Teachers at Humphrey Elementary school participate in a state-wide walk-in prior to classes Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Chandler, Ariz. Arizona teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay raise and more than $1 billion in new education funding. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 11, 2018 - 8:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of Arizona teachers wearing red shirts and carrying signs protested outside more than a thousand schools Wednesday, demanding higher salaries and better school funding. The "walk-ins" were held before classes and were organized by a grassroots movement pushing for a 20...
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April 10, 2018 - 2:14 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky teachers who rallied last week at the state Capitol to support education funding plan to be there again Friday when state lawmakers consider overriding the Republican governor's veto of budget and revenue measures. The Kentucky Association of School Superintendents...
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Music teachers and students perform and sing, "We're not gonna take it" by Twisted Sister in front of the Oklahoma State Capitol as part of their protest in the Oklahoma teacher walkout, Friday, April 6, 2018. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 9:07 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma teachers plan to continue massive demonstrations at the state Capitol to keep the pressure on lawmakers to find more money for public education. Classes were canceled at some of the state's largest school districts last week and will remain closed Monday as thousands...
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Kansas state Sens. Gene Suellentrop, left, and Mike Petersen, right, both R-Wichita, confer during a debate in the Senate, Saturday April 7, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Legislators face a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to increase spending on public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 08, 2018 - 3:00 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on the state's public schools in hopes of meeting a court mandate after the rancorous final days of debate highlighted deep divisions among top Republicans. Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer publicly endorsed a bill that would phase...
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April 08, 2018 - 2:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on school funding early Sunday, with Republicans pushing the measure to passage over the bitter objections of some GOP colleagues in hopes of meeting a court mandate. Dozens of teachers, many wearing red shirts, converged on...
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April 08, 2018 - 1:33 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on increasing school funding to meet a court mandate (all times local): 12:26 a.m. Sunday Kansas legislators have given their final approval to an increase in spending on the state's public schools amid intense pressure to respond to...
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Teachers, students and supporters shout outside the Oklahoma Senate on the fourth day of protests over school funding, in Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 05, 2018 - 6:19 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thousands of Oklahoma teachers, students and their supporters staged massive demonstrations at the state Capitol for the fourth straight day Thursday while Republican lawmakers struggled to find a way to placate the chanting masses and bring an end to a walkoutat some of the...
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Teachers from Apollo elementary school in the Putnam City school district of Oklahoma City, wave signs at passing cars outside the state Capitol as protests over school funding continue for the third day in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 04, 2018 - 9:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Oklahoma Republicans finally passed a massive tax hike for hundreds of millions of new dollars for public schools and teacher pay raises, they thought they would get a thank you. Instead, educators and their supporters marched on the Capitol. They brought pent-up with them...
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