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Making teachers mad

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: Making teachers mad Los Angeles–In the school district where I work, they have cut two hours per day from the non-teaching staff. It affects insurance for employees with a family. … Continue reading

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Teachers’ real value

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: Teachers’ real value New York–Politicians are clamoring to get rid of the tenure system for K12 public school teachers. They claim tenure makes it impossible to fire teachers, even those known … Continue reading

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New York’s ‘F’ in math

From the January-February 2011 issue of News & Letters: New York’s ‘F’ in math Impelled by “Race to the Top,” New York State has mandated that by 2013, 25% of a teacher’s evaluation be based on a value-added system–which supposedly … Continue reading

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