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More from Wednesday's walkout by student guest workers at Pennsylvania McDonald's restaurants, via Raging Chicken Press.

A fair day's wage


  • So here's the irony when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg does stuff like compare teachers unions to the NRA, claiming that the comparison is that they're both organizations where the leadership is far more militant than the members: In fact, the leadership of the United Federation of Teachers, New York City's teachers union, is being challenged in an upcoming election by these teachers who think the current leadership is being too accommodating to Bloomberg:
  • A great look at privatizing Wisconsin's public education system by diarist cheesehead77.
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's changes to teacher tenure and evaluations were about as punitive as you would expect from Jindal. But they were struck down by a judge.
  • Alabama Republicans used some typically sneaky maneuvers to push through a bill that's sort of a back door to vouchers. But a judge has granted a temporary restraining order because of the underhanded tactics.
  • And another win: All the big money that corporate education "reformers" poured into the Los Angeles school board race to defeat incumbent and former teacher Steve Zimmer, and Zimmer won anyway.

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