AM News: Dem. Lawmakers Take On Public Employees
Labor’s New Critic - Allies in Elected Office NYT: Even with the resistance from public sector unions, some elected officials are realizing that getting tough with the unions can be good politics in down economic times. Last year, 51 percent of cities froze or reduced pay, while 25 percent laid off workers, 24 percent reduced health benefits and 22 percent revised union contracts to reduce pay and benefits... School Uses Video Games To Teach Thinking Skills NPR: At one New York City public school, students not only play in gamelike environments, they also make video games. A Quest to Learn director says the games are integral to 21st century literacy...Teacher Induction Found to Raise Student Scores EdWeek: The student-achievement findings are in contrast to those from the first two years of the study, which showed no effects on scores... Justices Rule Against Group That Excludes Gay Students NYT: The majority said public institutions of higher learning were not required to recognize student groups that did not accept all comers.