Jim Bartholomew and Louise Sundin often do not agree on education issues. Bartholomew lobbies for the Minnesota Business Partnership, the state's largest corporations. Sundin is former president of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, and former American Federation of Teachers vice-president. Last week they agreed. They both supported a bill with bi-partisan support that Minnesota legislators are considering. The bill would provide startup funds, helping district public school teachers create "teacher led schools."
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We agree that if you want a distinctive school to last, you need to develop other professional staff who can lead.
February 17, 2015
"From my perspective, using a variety of measures, including some selected at the local school level by educators, families and students,is the best way to capture the broad array of things each school is trying to do."
February 05, 2015
Many public school educators are frustrated. Fortunately, there's a growing movement to give teachers, along with families, a new, better deal. This empowers teachers to create, as options, new schools that reflect their views about how schools should be organized.
January 29, 2015
Nathan: Let's begin with Antonia, Jennifer, Khalique and your encouragement to dream.
January 15, 2015
Nathan: School choice is a powerful tool that needs to be used carefully. I think you and I agree on this.
May 01, 2014
Meier: Of late, teaching is not a field I'm comfortable seeing my grandchildren or their friends entering.
February 18, 2014
Meier: Our schools are a symptom of something that affects all our institutions. It neither starts at school nor can end there.
December 19, 2013
Meier: None of us should blame our kids, our teachers, their parents, or public schools for their "failure" to outperform the rich on, of all things, tests which we know are, by design, sensitive to class and race.
December 17, 2013
Robert Pondiscio: If being progressive means concern with how children are educated, not the outcome of that education, then what does it mean to be progressive?