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Joy Resmovits

Challenging Ohio's Education Reform Law | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education

Ohio senators have axed wording that strips public employees of most collective-bargaining rights and mandates merit pay for teachers from the state's...

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Challenging Idaho's New Education Laws, One Signature At A Time | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.27.2011 | Education

In Pocatello, Idaho, miserable forecasts cancelled Memorial Day soccer games. But the rain won’t stop Bill Davis, a soon-retiring English teacher at...

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Alabama Bill Shortens Teacher Termination Process | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

CORRECTION APPENDED NEW YORK -- On Wednesday evening, Alabama became the latest state to pass a law that makes it easier to fire teachers. The ...

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Responses To Public Information Requests Show Names Of Protesting Wisconsin Teachers | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education

A recent spate of Wisconsin public information requests forced school districts to determine whether citizens deserve to know if teachers who took sic...

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New York State Senate Considers Alternatives To Streamline Teacher Termination Hearings | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.24.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- A state Senate hearing in Albany on Monday explored ways to make the process for disciplining teachers suspected of incompetence or ethica...

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Antonio Villaraigosa: Tough on Teacher Tenure | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.20.2011 | Education

School districts around the country are toughening standards for grading teachers. And if Antonio Villaraigosa has his way, Los Angeles could be next....

The 10 Least Stressful Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.07.2011 | Business

With so many unemployed Americans struggling to find any sort of paying work, the idea of obtaining a steady, low-stress job can seem like a pipe drea...

One Teacher's Vision To Save American Education

Randy Turner | Posted 06.10.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

Why do teachers remain impotent on the sidelines while legislators with no idea of what goes in a classroom are making decisions that affect the lives of millions of American children?

When It Comes to Teaching, Who Needs Experience?

Randy Turner | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

In Missouri, a bill has been proposed which would eliminate tenure and the due process it guarantees and allow administrators and school boards to fire teachers with or without reason.

Teaching to the Test

Randy Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

Spring parent-teacher conferences were held this morning at the school where I teach and my belief, that in my dozen years as a teacher I had heard everything, was shattered to the core

Weighing Pros And Cons Of Teacher Seniority Lists

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Seniority permits security, but doesn't provide incentive, and we cannot allow that which is broken to remain sacrosanct when it serves one purpose well but fails in serving others.

Workers' Rights And The Public Good

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Collective bargaining is a vehicle to improve services -- whether in education or other areas -- and it would hurt both workers and those they serve if that important right was lost.

An Uneasy Thanksgiving: Klein, Tenure & The Nation's Report Card

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

On Sunday, the New York Times' Tom Friedman wrote a column telling the world that, if he were starting out in journalism today, he would be an education reporter. He's right. It's a happening beat.

Going Gaga

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

The tenure system is founded in academic freedom, allowing instructors to teach subjects without constraint. This begs the question, is Lady Gaga an appropriate topic for a college course?

Why Academic Tenure is Essential for Great Universities

Jonathan R. Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jonathan R. Cole

If there is one feature of the academic community that virtually all critics rail against it is the existence of tenure. Thus, Professor Mark C. Tayl...

Academic Freedom: Not Just for College Professors

David Moshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Moshman

Teachers should have intellectual freedom because such freedom enhances the quality of education and research, thus serving the common good.

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.

Waiting for Superman? How Does an "Ordinary" Teacher Become Extraordinary?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Stiffelman

If we can identify what drives exceptional effort in the teaching profession and replicate that we'll accelerate the change that's so urgently needed in the education system.

Education Reform: Are the Teachers Really to Blame?

Dyane Jean François | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dyane Jean François

Whether or not you agree with the position the personalities featured in "Waiting For Superman" take is one thing. The more important thing is the fact that this movie has inspired many people to join the debate over education reform.

Tenure is for Wimps: An Untenured Professor (re)Contemplates Life

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jason Schmitt

I love having the ability to interact with my region -- but I can't do it for much longer. It is not physically possible to do what I do (to get a real livable salary) without a tenure track job.

Be Careful, Evaluations Happen at the Oddest Times

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

Having my daughter in her mother's class struck me as odd from the very beginning...It's like getting a Broadway review after EVERY show.

Michelle Rhee Resigns: What's Next for D.C. Schools?

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

The next Mayor has pledged to review the dismissals of any teachers let go because of the economy, but it's unlikely that he will attempt to rehire those teachers Ms. Rhee dismissed for cause.

Do Teacher Unions Have the Cooties?

Julie Cavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Cavanagh

Let's stop playing schoolyard games with teachers and their unions and get real. Teachers and their unions do not have "the coodies," we simply have and want to keep what all workers in this country should have.

What Can't be Said Today

Bob Bowdon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bob Bowdon

In education these days, it's only politically acceptable to discuss how much is spent, not how well it's spent.

Why Oracle's CEO Should Be Fired and Its Board Sued by Shareholders

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Compensation of CEOs is generally deemed outrageous. But what is now at stake, is that, while the amounts themselves are outrageous, their correlation to performance is questionable, too.