Delaware's teacher union wants the state to follow Maryland's lead and start teachers' salary at $60,000.

State teachers’ union asks for base pay hike

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Delaware’s teacher union proposed a new salary schedule Monday that includes a base pay of $60,000. Of that base pay, $42,000 would come from the state — $12,000 more than it’s currently paying.  Under the plan, teacher salaries would be raised over three years, costing the state $134.5 million in total. By the final year, total teacher salaries would cost …

Thousands of teachers nationwide have opted to leave their union over the past couple years.

Nat’l group wants teachers educated about union alternatives

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Opt Out Today, a national campaign to encourage teachers and other government workers to leave their unions, is ramping up its presence in the First State. So far, 69 Delawareans — mostly teachers — have left their union through the program, said Hunter Tower, director of Freedom Foundation Pennsylvania. The Freedom Foundation’s stated mission is to batter “the entrenched power …