Nevada Teachers Get in on Act
With help from their union brothers to the west, Nevada teachers are getting exercised about the pay-for-performance proposals in NCLB.
The Nevada State Education Association held a rally in Reno on Saturday to announce their opposition to proposals in the House's NCLB draft that would experiment with paying teachers based on their students' achievement. The California Teachers Association's president helped lead the rally, according to this CTA press release.
Some of the Nevada leaders plan to meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this week, according to this television report. Earlier this year, Reid called NCLB "vastly underfunded" and "too punitive."
Maybe Nevada will become in a key state in the Senate NCLB debate, just as California is in the House.