Teachers need the firm right to collective bargaining no less than Wisconsin's other public employees, no less than the public employees of every other state.
And it's a choice that should have national impact, given California's prominence as a pace-setting state.
$800 million is a lot of money but in comparison to the total federal budget of $3.6 trillion is represents less than .00022 percent. So why is Education secretary Arne Duncan fighting so hard to keep $800 million?
A couple of months ago, I heard Joel Klein, head of New York's Department of Education, blame the teachers' union contract for the fact that there are a lot of Jewish holidays on the school calendar
The crisis in U.S. public education is beginning to read like something out of the theater of the absurd.
According to a proposed bill in the Florida state Senate, teachers will no longer have tenure in the upcoming school year, and it would introduce so-called merit pay.
While campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama made it clear that education would be among his top three priorities. Unfortunately, he's starting off on the wrong path.