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Vergara v. California: Marching Toward a Dream Still Denied

Marcellus Antonio McRae | Posted 11.11.2013 | Los Angeles
Marcellus Antonio McRae

Growing up in Los Angeles, I was greatly blessed to have teachers who had a profound commitment to quality instruction, an appreciation for the impact they would have on my life, and the skill to challenge me to raise and strive to realize my expectations. Not all children are so lucky.

Career Educators Are An Investment Too Easily Squandered

Shaun Johnson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

There are quite a few key players out there suggesting that short-term teachers, alternatively trained and certified, are going to solve all of our problems, particularly in urban areas.

Silicon Valley Nonprofit Launches Full-Scale Assault On Teacher Protection Laws

| John Fensterwald | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, A nonprofit founded by a Sil...

10 Education Pieces From 2011

John Merrow | Posted 03.13.2012 | Education
John Merrow

With 2012 off to a strong start, we wanted to quickly look back on 2011 and showcase some of the production work that my organization, Learning Matters, did last year.

Making Evaluations Matter

Grace Snodgrass | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Grace Snodgrass

I've been working with Education 4 Excellence's policy team to come up with recommendations for how teachers should be evaluated. We believe our proposed evaluation system is fair to teachers and students alike.

Losing Your Job As A Teacher In Cuomo's New York

Pete Mason | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
Pete Mason

The profession of teaching has now become a national joke, whereby teachers make paltry sums of money but are expected to undertake a task that will be scrutinized every single day.

Can We Save The Marriage Between The American Public And Teachers?

John Merrow | Posted 07.17.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Shouldn't we be paying attention to the troubled marriage between the American public and teachers? Just because the two still care for each other, and their 50 million children, that's not enough.

Joy Resmovits

Law That Overhauls Teaching Profession in Illinois Reaches Governor's Desk | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education

A bill that would drastically overhaul how Illinois teachers are hired and fired cleared the state's house late Thursday. The bill, which now need...

A Poison Pill From Albany Just for Experienced Teachers

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

The entire bill annoys me but there are several provisions that are particularly annoying, in fact, not just illogical, but mean spirited. So let's all pull up a chair and let's examine it.

Mayor Bloomberg Booed and Excoriated for his Proposed Teacher Layoffs and Attacks on Seniority Protections

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

Mayor Bloomberg was roundly booed at the annual Queens St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday for threatening to lay off of over 4,000 teachers and his attack on their seniority rights.