Monday, July 12, 2010

Links for AFT/NEA Conventions

More online learning, teacher performance pay and charter schools. Sounds like a poor man's RTTT or Gates Foundation grants -- not surprising because some of the funding comes from Gates .

Interesting how stale these "innovative" programs sound when they are replicated one after another around the country.

I guess the AFT figures if you can't beat the billionaire's boys club, you better join them.

Stephen Sawchuk at Ed Week:

One is no doubt the unions' responses to the push for teacher effectiveness. Witness their respective Race to the Top resolutions (here and here), as well as the call for a Commission on Effective Teaching by National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel, and an approved evaluation framework at the AFT.

Teacher Evaluation, School Closure Resolutions Pass

AFT Election: The Caucuses Make Their Cases

The Education Intelligence Agency
COMMUNIQUÉ – July 12, 2010
For those of you who didn't follow along with EIA's reports from the National Education Association Representative Assembly as it happened, here are individual links to each story from New Orleans. Enjoy.

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