Posts tagged with unions

What’s a teacher to do?

April4

  For those not wasting their hours of Spring Break on the Internets, the state of New York just took a torpedo to teacher permanency/tenure. Peter Greene has the most heartfelt post on how this went down, but it’s all over the place.

Why Tenure?

June27

In the aftermath of the initial Vergara decision, there are lots of questions about effects. Having taught in a public school under a turn-around model, where hiring and being retained, was based solely on the discretion of the site administrator, I think I already have a pretty good idea of what that will look like, […]

But, I’m not a racist!

November17

Just to put recent events in their proper context, let’s take a look at how white education “reformers” (female and male) in charge of low SES/high minority districts see their charges, I bring you Cami Anderson, superintendent of the Newark New Jersey school district. For years, because of the annual New Jersey Educational Association Convention […]

Which side are you on?

November7

This was a long, hard, slog of a campaign in California, even without there being a contest at the top of the ticket. Winning on 30 and defeating 32 was not done by magic, or by throwing money into a media campaign, it was done one phone call at a time. If you were one […]

Won’t someone think of the children?

September12

Nicholas Kristof is concerned that in the midst of one of the biggest teacher labor actions in a long time, it’s the children who are the victims. He’s right, the kids are the victims, but they have been for the last twenty years of madness that has been posing as school “reform” in Chicago. The […]

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