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Op/Ed: Blame Game Between RAMAC and Union Needs to End

I applaud the effort the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce is making by forming a master education plan for the county; any time you have community engagement around an issue there is an opportunity for improvement. But, I have serious concerns about its effectiveness because of the level of rhetoric coming from the Racine Education Association (REA), the union representing Racine Unified teachers, and […]

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Unified Administrators Propose Changes In Pay, Hiring

Racine Unified administrators sent an email to school board members and staff Tuesday night proposing several changes to the district’s employee handbook including changes around how seniority is used in hiring decisions and pay. Communications director Stacy Tapp said the changes are designed to have a positive impact on student achievement; improve efficiencies that lead more quickly to a balanced budget; and […]

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Racine Education Association Re-certifies Teachers Union

Over 86 percent of the professional staff in the Racine Unified School District voted to re-certify their Racine Education Association union membership, according to the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. There are 1,664 eligible union voters amongst RUSD teachers. Voting took place between Nov. 5 and Nov. 25 as determined by WERC. In 2013, 82 percent of eligible […]

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REA Union Members Call For More Collaboration With District

In front of a packed room Monday night, Racine Education Association members called on district administrators to collaborate more with teachers. Union members brought up issues of district administrators substitute teaching under false names, not enforcing blue slips, becoming lax on discipline policies, and asking teachers to pay for the cost of substitute teachers out […]