Tag Archives: Michigan Teacher Tenure Act

More than 200 D.C. teachers fired – D.C. Schools Insider – The Washington Post

This is to just keep following the rapidly changing policies about teachers in the U.S.  and their consequences. This blog will be on the look out for how these teacher policies will travel [whether or not] to other countries via ‘travelling reforms.’ [See the previous posts under this category as well.] They were dismissed for […]

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Teacher Tenure, other Debates, and Travelling Reforms

There is no question that ‘Teacher Tenure’ is becoming a hot political issue in the United States, and one which is worth following to develop some insights about the workings of political economy of education in the US.  In the 1990s, various factions in the U.S. were engaged in heated arguments over curriculum and standards.  There were […]

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The Measurement Conundrum!

Michigan’s senate recently approved a broad overhaul to its 1937 teacher tenure act. This overhaul includes “teachers’ effectiveness,” as grounds for dismissal of tenured teachers. Teacher tenure, as the name says it all, is a form of job protection for the public school teachers, which makes it difficult for the school districts to fire the […]

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