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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March 08, 2015
We agree that if you want a distinctive school to last, you need to develop other professional staff who can lead.
February 24, 2015
Two or more schools can share space in a building, or share space with other organizations. Or they can do both. Sharing space can be done badly. But skillful sharing has many benefits for students, families and educators.
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 10, 2015
I'd love to figure out a way we could join together to create a charter movement that brings us together under one umbrella to fight for better charter or pilot legislation that will preserve the best of 'public-ness' and the best of 'private-ness.'
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.
January 13, 2015
Meier: Maybe if teachers had time to know each other, their students, and families personally, they'd grow to trust each other as partners.
December 09, 2014
Meier: What are the lessons in equality that young people absorb through the structuring of schools, and how do they match the "civics" lessons they may be receiving formally?