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Weekly News Round-Up for June 29th
posted by: Melissa | June 29, 2018, 01:16 pm   

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, we lead the news with a landmark court ruling for teacher freedom!

 
A Victory for Teacher Freedom
posted by: Melissa | June 28, 2018, 11:45 am   

In a major victory for teacher freedom, today the Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that public sector employees cannot be forced to pay agency fees as a condition of employment.


In the ruling, Justice Alito wrote, “Under Illinois law, public employees are forced to subsidize a union, even if they choose not to join and strongly object to the positions the union takes in collective bargaining and related activities, We conclude that this arrangement violates the free speech rights of nonmembers by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern.”

 
Summer Side Gigs: Tips for Teachers Looking for Extra Income
posted by: Melissa | June 26, 2018, 03:29 pm   

Guest post by Joyce Wilson.


Let’s face it, people don’t go into teaching because they want to get rich. It’s a noble profession, one whose rewards tend to be of a personal nature. Teachers derive great satisfaction from seeing their students succeed and go on to have good academic careers. Some say the best teachers are those that instill a love of learning for its own sake and instill self-discipline in their students, which serves them well throughout their lives.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for June 22nd
posted by: Melissa | June 22, 2018, 01:30 pm   

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, a combined education and labor department, a report on teacher evaluations, new numbers on teachers with second jobs, and more!

 
Weekly News Round-Up for June 15th
posted by: Melissa | June 15, 2018, 12:43 pm   

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, New York’s elite school controversy, the Tony awards, school hardening, and more!

 
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