icon 1
icon 2
icon 3
shadow
0
Comments

National teachers’ union wants Education secretary’s resignation over tenure flap

News from Fox News:

The nation’s largest teachers’ union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit.

Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for his resignation. The vote underscores the long-standing tension between the Obama administration and teachers’ unions — historically a steadfast Democratic ally.

A tipping point for some members was Duncan’s statement last month in support of a California judge’s ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state’s public school teachers. In harsh wording, the judge said such laws harm particularly low-income students by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible to fire.

Even before that, teachers’ unions have clashed with the administration over other issues ranging from its support of charter schools to its push to use student test scores as part of evaluating teachers.

The vote is a “venting of frustration of too many things that are wrong,” said Dennis Van Roekel, the outgoing president of NEA. He said it wasn’t directed at Duncan personally, but was about teachers wantin……………. continues on Fox News

>>> Read the full article


Related News:

Democracy and Education
Democracy and Education By John Dewey…
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical chan…
Democracy and Education: an introduction to the philosophy of education
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on …

Related posts:

  1. Education union pitches ‘bar exam’ for incoming teachers
  2. National teachers’ group endorses Obama for 2nd term
  3. National Education Association gives President Obama an early endorsement
  4. State lobs deal to teachers
  5. Obama’s Education Plan Means $17 Million in New Union Dues Revenue
If you enjoyed this article, please consider sharing it!
Icon Icon Icon

Recent Comments