In my 20-plus years of teaching one thing I have learned is teachers need the protection of tenure to effectively advocate for their students. I joined the most recent Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles (E4E-Los Angeles) policy team out of a strong desire to preserve tenure, along with collective bargaining rights and our unions. Here are some of the big takeaways of our recommendations for creating tenure for teachers in California.
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March 03, 2015
February 24, 2015
The New Jersey and Connecticut state affiliates of the National Education Association are mounting aggressive campaigns.
February 23, 2015
Permanent status, that's what I have earned as a second grade teacher in the state of California. I didn't even notice that my pay-stub had changed from the words "Probationary" to "Permanent." I didn't get a letter of congratulations from the superintendent, nor from my principal. It was just another ordinary day. The term tenure in California is used strictly with higher education faculty members.
February 17, 2015
The NEA and AFT have launched separate grass-roots lobbying efforts in hopes of continuing to push their priorities for the federal K-12 overhaul.
February 02, 2015
The two national teachers' unions both made the top 25 givers to state elections in 2014.
January 26, 2015
What's high on National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen Garcia's wish list for renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act?
November 13, 2014
This set of waiver renewals is likely the Obama administration's last best chance to put its stamp on the NCLB law before leaving office in early 2017
November 10, 2014
But it's not yet clear whether the measure will hurt unions' negotiating power, or help it.
November 10, 2014
A number of education and technology groups have called for the FCC to protect net neutrality, but the nation's two biggest teachers' unions have been silent on the issue.
November 04, 2014
Teachers' unions spent big this midterm election cycle, especially on state and local races, without much return on that investment.