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Teacher Contracts

Teachers Take the Helm of Local School Reform

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 03.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

There was very little fanfare about a landmark change to the teacher's contract in Los Angeles. This was because the contractual change wasn't decidedly pro-union or pro-district. Instead, it was pro-teacher.

LISTEN: Teacher Layoffs - What They Mean For You And Your Kids

NPR | Robert Siegel | Posted 09.02.2011 | Education

Teacher contracts expire in many places Friday, and for many teachers, those contracts won't be picked back up. State budget deficits and increased cu...

Why Not? Because It's Not in My Contract

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

My complaint does not lie in the fact that I am asked to help with a task that is not in my contract; rather, that it's understood not to ask the teachers to assist with any non-contractual duties.

LA School Board Presses Ahead With 'Value-Added' Teacher Evaluations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The national debate over "value-added" teacher ratings has found an especially contentious battleground in Los Angeles. Over the summer, Los Angeles ...

Let's Fire Miss Crabtree

Arthur Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Arthur Goldstein

I've never seen anyone at all say, we want more bad teachers, or that bad teachers need to be retained indefinitely.

Garrulous Mr. Gates

Arthur Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Arthur Goldstein

The Department of Education fights for class sizes over 34, dumps kids in trailers, half-rooms, closets, hallways, auditoriums, or any damn place and then has the audacity to claim they place "Children First."