Badass Teachers Meet with Duncan and Staff
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The complaint does not name the allegedly incompetent educators, but argues that tenure laws lead to bad teachers, a claim supported by some research.
Any damn fool can get complicated. It takes a genius to attain simplicity.
Two studies found that student GPAs were a far more accurate predictor—reducing severe placement errors by about half. Another study of remediation found that nearly 25 percent (math) and over 33 percent (English) of remedial course placements in one urban system were “severe under-placements” due to the COMPASS test. In short, lots of kids get placed into remediation who really do not need it.
Consider the situation now in Westchester: All eight public unions are now working without a contract — one of them in its fourth year. But wages aren’t frozen at previous contract levels. Workers still get the longevity and step increases built into the old contract — hikes that often equal or exceed “regular” salary increases.
Magee said if not standards then what: a free for all? [what about better standards?] added that if the AFT came out against the Common core the tabloids wd attack us.
Revive NYSUT is...
Against Common Core...
@MSGunderson Generals out of touch with soldiers on front lines. #aft14
— Chris Cerrone (@Stoptesting15) July 13, 2014
I certainly hope they follow this non-demand with a strongly worded letter. That'll show 'em. @TeacherBeat @Stephen_Sawchuk @arneduncan
— Arthur Goldstein (@TeacherArthurG) July 13, 2014