Tag Archives: Teacher Tenure

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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Education Week: States Continue Push to Toughen Teacher Policies


Education Week: States Continue Push to Toughen Teacher Policies. So it is not just MI, but what appears to be a nationwide overhaul of teacher tenure laws.  To me it also looks like happening at the end of a well orchestrated campaign.  It is perhaps no coincidence that these measures by more than a dozen […]

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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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