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The Cartel April 26, 2010

Posted by federalist in Education, Uncategorized, Unions.
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I simply couldn’t believe how in modern America someone would, by the age of 25, be guaranteed a job for life unless they killed someone.

That’s Bob Bowden, writer and director of “The Cartel,” a new documentary on public teacher unions.

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1. federalist - June 15, 2010

Hints of sanity? Colorado just passed a bill that slightly weakens public teacher tenure:

The new law requires teachers to be evaluated annually, with at least half of their rating based on whether their students progressed during the school year. Beginning teachers will have to show they’ve boosted student achievement for three straight years to earn tenure.
Teachers could lose tenure if their students don’t show progress for two consecutive years. … Teachers can appeal dismissal all the way to the state Supreme Court, and school districts have the burden of proving why they should be terminated.

Under the old system, teachers simply had to work for three years to gain tenure, the typical wait around the country.


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