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The War on Teacher Tenure ($)
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Fall 2014 | Education Next
The cover story of Time magazine this week looks at the “latest batch of tech tycoons turned education reformers” who are behind the Vergara v. California lawsuit. The ruling in that case struck down California’s laws on teacher tenure and other teacher job protections.
In the Fall 2014 issue of Education Next, legal affairs columnists Josh Dunn and Martha Derthick wrote about the Vergara case. They argued against using litigation to achieve teacher tenure reform.
Ed Next’s Paul Peterson defended the lawsuit.
On Top of the News Houston Superintendent Wins Urban Educator of the Year Award 10/23/14 | District Dossier (Ed Week) Behind the Headline Still Reforming After All These Years Fall 2014 | Education Next Terry Grier, the superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, has been given the 2014 Urban Educator of the Year award […]
Teachers are forced to forego their own retirement savings in order to pay down a debt accrued over many years. It harms their future retirement security and, by forcing districts into painful budget decisions, it harms the quality of education delivered to Colorado’s students.
Not every student will benefit from music, theater, or sports, and very few of them will go on to careers in music, acting, or sports, but those of us who support a broad education recognize that all of these activities have important benefits for many students and should be part of schools.
New research from New York City continues to find that small high schools there have boosted graduation rates for disadvantaged students of color.
Many of today’s most prominent reforms are quite popular, but it looks like folks are perturbed by a meddlesome Uncle Sam
The New York Times Room for Debate page hosts a variety of pieces today on whether high schools should drop their sports teams.
Teachers unions are spending big in this year’s midterm elections.
The organization of state superintendents and the organization of big urban school districts will work together to audit the number and types of tests administered and develop new systems that are leaner and more integrated.
It’s long past time to recognize that reading tests don’t measure what we think they do.
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