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Teachers Had Enough Rally

“I beg you – underestimate us”

Nema Brewer has a message for anybody who thinks the November election means teachers are political paper tigers heading into next year's governor's race.
Spying someone's emails (photo by Antonio Guillem via Shutterstock)

Kentucky GOP sifting through teachers’ emails for political misuse

RPK is using open records requests to dig through the emails of teachers across the state, including some who ran for office. Watchdog or intimidation?
Teachers Had Enough Rally

“You’re accountable to us”: Kentucky teachers celebrate pension ruling

Kentucky teachers are heralding a decision by the state's highest court to strike down a controversial pension reform law as a win for democracy.

Bevin: ‘Breaking the backs’ of teachers union will be among ‘best things’ for Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin took another swipe at teachers and the Kentucky Education Association during a speech Wednesday, saying the union "suffocates" teachers.
Thousands of teachers held signs during an April protest of possible budget cuts for education as well as pension reform. (photo: Matt Stone, Courier Journal)

Year of the teacher? Wave of Kentucky legislature candidates say it’s real

A wave of 51 educators is running for the General Assembly this fall, making the "Year of the Teacher" a look real. Will people "remember in November"?

Teachers, unions renew vow to ‘Remember in November’

Teachers and labor union members united at the Owensboro Convention Center Saturday with a promise to "Remember in November."

What’s the first thing that teachers want? R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Better pay, keep our pensions, fund our classrooms – Check. But the first thing that teachers want is very simple: respect.

Please save us from self-appointed “education experts”

Mitchell Robinson, an actual educator, answers Mike Petrilli's over-simplified essay on how to "improve" public education.

Labor Batted .647 in the Primary

Ten House candidates endorsed by the Kentucky COPE (Committee on Political Education) won and five lost in Tuesday's primary. We were one-for-two in the Senate. That’s .647, or .283 better than Boston Red Sox slugger Mookie Betts, tops in the majors this season so far.

Teachers and other workers – Fight the race to the bottom!

This austerity for government employees, and most other working Americans, is caused by economic policies purposely contrived to suppress both wages and worker’s rights, and to direct as much money as possible into the hands of the wealthy. It’s a “race to the bottom,” and here is how Republican lawmakers work it.

Matt Bevin’s strategy

Faced with a losing hand through his own bad choices, what does Governor Matt Bevin choose to do? Click the link to see the entire cartoon and find out!

UPDATED x3! – School systems closing Friday as teachers descend on Frankfort

Here is a map of the school systems that have decided to close on Friday, either in response to, or in support of, teachers being able to travel to Frankfort to rally and speak to leges.

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