« Value-Added Estimates Vary By Method, Report Stresses | Main | Life Without Collective Bargaining: What Would It Look Like? »

Teacher Proposals Keep Rolling Through Statehouses

Every time you turn around these days it seems that another piece of legislation is introduced by state lawmakers that would seriously affect teachers and their unions.

Colleague Sean Cavanagh has a great round-up item up updating the scene in Wisconsin, Florida, and Indiana, among other places. If you're really getting into this, read an EdWeek update on collective bargaining, and another story from Sean earlier this year.

Perhaps the most interesting development is happening in Wisconsin, where the state National Education Association affiliate says it's willing to work with lawmakers to craft new evaluation systems and pay reforms taking teacher effectiveness, and even test scores, into account. (Is this a preemptive strike based on the changing political winds? Is it better to be at the table than on the menu, as the saying goes?)

Most of the union action to change course on things like evaluation has occurred in American Federation of Teachers districts, so clearly, this is an initiative to watch.

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments