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Teaching has long suffered occasional bouts of enthusiasm for “new unionism,” which promises to end industrial-era conventions in favor of a performance-oriented culture. Such talk has consistently come up empty. But we may be in the midst of a more significant shift, as a generation of teacher-reformers seeks to take advantage of changes that give them a fighting chance.
Offering inner-city parents diverse options, including the opportunity for a religious education for their children, is a worthy goal. Unfortunately, many Catholic schools are closing their doors.
For too long, school performance has been measured solely on reading and math test scores. It's important to consider other factors, such as STEM education and foreign languages, as well.
Many claim that teachers are the most important school-based factor in determining student success, but current teacher tenure laws may be inhibiting students from accessing effective teachers. At this event, Campbell Brown discusses teacher tenure and her current endeavor to reform tenure laws in New York.
The two recently-filed New York lawsuits claiming that teacher tenure laws violate children’s constitutional right to a “sound basic education” are finally dragging the long-obscure Section 3020-a of the state’s Education Law into the spotlight. This attention is badly overdue because for decades § 3020-a has impeded efforts to ensure a minimum competence level among New York’s teachers.
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We welcome you to join us at AEI for a discussion of what’s next for the Common Core.
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