AFT president Randi Weingarten emphasizes “collaboration” between teachers’ unions and superintendents, while her organization bankrolls attack ads against a candidate in a close race for California state superintendent. It’s not the first time the AFT has failed to play by the rules they hold others to.
Since releasing Fast Start, the ideas behind our revamped approach to teacher preparation have resonated not only with those who prepare teachers, but with school leaders and their instructional teams. Today, we're sharing a new discussion guide to support more conversations on how to better prepare teachers.
In the months after Vergara v. California, one Los Angeles middle school teacher weighs in on the tenure debate. She argues that tenure should be awarded on the basis of performance, and that districts should save on more efficient dismissal hearings and spend more on teacher support and development.
Great teaching shouldn't be kept secret: Today, download the current Fishman Prize winners' essay collection, Languages for Learning, and see what happens inside their classrooms. Now we're looking for the next group of winners, too—so nominate an outstanding teacher (or apply yourself) today.
Joanne Weiss, Andy Smarick and Thomas Kane, three influential education policy voices, dissect policy changes around evaluation. They’ll discuss whether states or local districts should handle reform and explain the evolving data used to speak about evaluation since The Widget Effect.