teacher unions Tag

Cross-posted at Education Week. In my last blog, I made the case that the recent headline-grabbing strikes of school teachers are a response to an increasingly beleaguered occupation, which, under increasing attack in recent years, is proving to be increasingly unattractive to capable high school students,...

Cross-posted from Education Week Dennis Van Roekel started out teaching high school math in Arizona 46 years ago.  He joined the NEA there and rose through the ranks to head the Arizona Education Association, before becoming President of the NEA in 2008.  He has served in...

Cross-posted from Education Week War appears to be imminent.  A California judge has ruled that tenure, seniority rights and other core provisions of the typical teachers' contract are unconstitutional in the state, because they subvert students' constitutional right to competent teachers.  The teachers will, we presume,...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described a very different approach to holding teachers accountable for the quality of their work than the approach now dominant in the United States.  The strategy I have in mind is based on professional—as opposed to blue-collar—models...