TALLAHASSEE — The drive to tie teacher pay more closely to student achievement got a boost Wednesday from the former chancellor of the school system in the nation’s capital, who gave a qualified endorsement in front of the Senate panel that will vote on the measure today.
With city teachers looking down the barrel of 6,000 or more layoffs based solely on seniority, it is not enough to simply state that the current "last in, first out" policy is wrong; we must have a credible replacement that will keep our best teachers working in our schools.
Madison, WI - Thousands of students walked out of area high schools Wednesday in protest of Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget repair bill, which would end collective bargaining rights for most state workers, including teachers...
From the day I walked through my classroom doors as a first-year teacher, I knew I was there for a reason. It wasn’t for the salary. It wasn’t for the summers off. It was because I knew that I would have the privilege of impacting students’ lives.