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Tenure

An Argument For Teacher Tenure

Randy Turner | Posted 02.06.2013 | Education
Randy Turner

One of the enduring myths propagated by the so-called reformers is that there are thousands of bad teachers in this country who can't be fired because they have been given tenure and their jobs are being protected at the expense of brilliant young teachers who could have saved education.

WATCH: The Tenure Debate At Wayne State And Beyond

Posted 10.31.2012 | Detroit

The future of tenure is up for debate as universities examine the effectiveness of old models and tighten budgets. Detroit's Wayne State University h...

Joy Resmovits

Michelle Rhee's Group Wades Into Michigan Union Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

Michelle Rhee is jumping into another union battle -- this time in Michigan. As Washington, D.C. schools chief, Rhee sparred with American Federati...

Teachers Must Adapt To New Evaluation Models Where Tenure Does Not Protect

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Ohio's new teacher evaluation system kicks in starting next year, teacher Tammy Schmidt may be joining her third-grade stu...

When Bosses Say "Flexibility," It Means Job Destruction

Francis Shor | Posted 07.25.2012 | Detroit
Francis Shor

While public universities are non-profit institutions, they are increasingly exhibiting corporate behavior, from highly paid presidents to superfluous administrators, to replacing tenured faculty with poorly paid part-time teachers.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Wayne State Faculty: University Administration Trying To Do Away With Tenure

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.23.2012 | Detroit

As negotiators work to meet a rapidly approaching deadline for Wayne State University faculty contracts, union representatives claim that a proposal o...

It's Time to Use Test Scores to Determine Teacher Pay

Randy Turner | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

Let's base 100 percent of teacher pay on the results of standardized tests. But if we are to have true educational reform, a concept that seems to be lost when used by those who claim that mantle, I want the following conditions:

The Crisis in American Education Is a Myth

Randy Turner | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

For too long we have allowed politicians to ignore dealing with the real problems of poverty and permitted them to use education as a convenient scapegoat for their negligence.

Arthur Delaney

Unemployed For Years, Professor Turns To Ghostwriting For Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

Jennifer Sunseri lost her job as an assistant professor in 2009. Now, after nearly three years of unemployment, no health insurance, and diminished ho...

Professing Hard Work

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

College professors are yet again being flayed in the media. This time, an opinion piece in the Washington Post follows a well-worn path, complaining that professors are vastly overpaid. Let me demonstrate why this is dangerously out of touch.

Joy Resmovits

Why Is Miss Grundy So Sad? It's Complicated.

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

For the last four years, Beth Sanders has taught ninth and 11th-grade social studies at Tarrant High School in Birmingham, Ala., a school where many s...

Virginia Teachers Hold 'Wake' In Light Of Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

In opposition of a bill the state Senate is considering -- which would "phase out" systems like tenure and make it easier for teachers to be dismissed...

The Disappearing Faculty

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 04.02.2012 | College
Robert J. Spitzer

In his recently published screed, Benjamin Ginsberg paints a disturbing picture of American higher education. Ginsberg's chief accusation is that while universities were once "heavily influenced, if not completely driven," by faculty perspectives, they are now largely controlled by administrators.

Tenure Rights Weaken As States Look To Fire Teachers Who Aren't Performing

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire te...

Joy Resmovits

Who Should Run Indianapolis Schools?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

Today, Indiana’s Board of Education is expected to rubber-stamp a contentious plan for the state to take over three high schools and one middle scho...

States Keep Pushing For Tougher Teacher Policies

Education Week | Liana Heitin | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

As the majority of legislative sessions around the country come to a close, many states will finish the season having pushed through policy changes th...

Joy Resmovits

Illinois Teacher Accountability Now Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

With the flick of Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) wrist, an Illinois law that changes the rules governing how teachers can be hired and fired became official Mon...

Joy Resmovits

States Take Different Approaches To Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

Nevada could soon join Tennessee in becoming the latest in a long line of states to pass laws that drastically alter the teaching profession. In N...

Joy Resmovits

Challenging Ohio's Education Reform Law

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joy Resmovits

Challenging Idaho's New Education Laws, One Signature At A Time

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joy Resmovits

Alabama Bill Shortens Teacher Termination Process

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Joy Resmovits

Responses To Public Information Requests Show Names Of Protesting Wisconsin Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joy Resmovits

New York State Senate Considers Alternatives To Streamline Teacher Termination Hearings

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joy Resmovits

Antonio Villaraigosa: Tough on Teacher Tenure

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...