Teachers need fair employment and dismissal procedures or so-called tenure because so much concentration on high stakes testing has distorted the practice of teaching. Politicians need to assure good teachers that they will not be subjected to personal, political, arbitrary, and capricious decisions not to mention nepotism.
April 2013 Archives
Professor Andy Hargreaves of Boston College discusses sustainability of school improvement in a conversation with the HOPE Foundation.
The Atlanta scandal on teachers and administrators cheating on standardized testing has rocked the teaching profession. A closer look should examine this complex problem and changes need to be made.