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Ron Verdenberg from your New York State United Teachers will be calling in to chat up workplace due process, it’s definition and what that means for our educators and for all working people. The ...
by Kris LaGrange
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 02:17 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
There is an increasing call to arms by education privateers across the nation that state legislatures should remove tenure from education. The argument has been made that tenure can lead to a school ...
by guts of a liberal
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 03:55 PM PST with 26 Recommends
It is time for a real educational revolution, whether it's one advocated ...
by annieli
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 08:11 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
In case you missed it the other day, Whoopi Goldberg pulled a Jenny McCarthy on The View. Only she wasn't talking about vaccinations, she was talking about due process rights for teachers. And ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 358 comments on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 10:26 AM PDT with 254 Recommends
They have been planning their moves, and now they are ready. After the Vergara ruling in California, we heard there would be lawsuits in other states right away. Reformer groups like theirs have ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 44 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 11:47 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Have you noticed? Money changes everything. Almost daily, I get into conversations about compensation and fairness. Sometimes I even start them. But whoever starts them, by the time they get going, ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 07:30 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
It's been a while since I've written about education here on DK. My first diaries were dedicated ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 103 comments on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 08:21 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Yesterday, in a great diary, Zenbassoon discussed an opening round loss in a court case based on due process in California. While many of the comments grasped the issue, as the night wore on, more ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 51 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 08:42 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Yes, Michelle Rhee, Broad Foundation and others. It's about those rotten teachers and their tenure--THEY'RE the ones keeping down students from poor districts. It's their fault. Their tenure ...
by dizzydean
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 07:09 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Horrible news today: In a total victory for the Broad Foundation and "Students Matter", a corporate astroturf group, all five sections of California's tenure law challenged in Vergara v. ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 363 comments on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 11:57 AM PDT with 146 Recommends
One of the first things North Carolina Republicans did after taking full control of state government was to pass a law that would have effectively ended tenure for the state's public school teachers.
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat May 17, 2014 at 03:14 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Julie Watson of The Associated Press reports Jan.27 in the Sacramento Bee that nine public school students are suing the state over laws on teacher tenure and seniority which really means that the ...
by dcampbell
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 03:10 PM PST with 16 Recommends
In choosing the academic life, most teachers expect to be part of a community committed to freedom, fairness, and justice. It’s the rare academic who does not take pride in belonging to an ...
by Robert Fuller
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 01:54 PM PST with 14 Recommends
This week marks an important date for an iconic American politician. No, I'm not talking about the 50 th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. Jerry Brown, 75, is about to become ...
by Ted Rall
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 06:46 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Howard Zinn would have turned 90 a couple of days ago. I have to imagine after reading and re-reading most of Zinn's works that if Zinn were alive today, he would remain baffled at how America is a ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 07:59 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
OK, so my contempt isn't really new. In fact, I've held them in contempt for virtually all of my two decades in the classroom. But I am nearly as contemptuous of the dialogue about so-called ...
by gtnoah
Comment Count 98 comments on Mon Mar 19, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT with 78 Recommends
The Poll The Million Dollar Question ~ Malloy's new plan would provide tenure to teachers after two-and-a-half years only if they earn exemplary grades on two teacher evaluations, based largely on ...
by Sprinkles
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 02:52 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Back in the 1980s, Reed Irvine's right-wing group Accuracy in Academia (AIA) caused controversy by recruiting students to spy on left-wing professors. With the growth of the internet, AIA can do the ...
by JohnKWilson
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 01:24 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Conservatives love to attack us liberal college professors. According to the critique, we are all radical atheists who indoctrinate our students into hating America. This movement is trying to ...
by bfrederk
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 07:47 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
I am in a near-constant debate with a facebook friend who is deeply invested in the Michelle Rhee thing. He finally asked me why I was so opposed to sorely needed education reform. I wrote tthe ...
by NearlySomebody
Comment Count 103 comments on Mon May 16, 2011 at 11:41 AM PDT with 47 Recommends