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Tim Farmer

    Author Website: http://www.coloradoteachers.org/


    Author Bio:
    Having grown up in a rural school district, Tim is deeply commited to helping improve the public education system. He is currently a leader in the movement to transform teaching into a more respected profession by providing teachers with a non-union, more innovative membership organization known nationally as the Association of American Educators (AAE). After graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in English, he became a member of Teach for America's 2008 Jacksonville, Florida charter corps and taught 7th grade remedial reading at Butler Middle School. He has written articles or editorials about the need to move toward a more professional approach, and away from a union mentality in teaching for Ed News Colorado, the James Madison Institute Journal, the Florida Times-Union, as well as a number of other newspapers and online publications. Tim is currently the Membership Director for the AAE affiliated Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE) in Denver, Colorado, while also working on his law degree as an evening student at the University of Denver.


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If Nothing Ever Changes, Then the Teaching Profession Will Never Change

When I heard that President Obama had proposed for $30 billion dollars to be directed toward teachers, I got excited at what this money could do to help develop quality evaluation systems or create innovative pay structures to encourage talented teachers to stay in the classroom.

10/05/2011
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