Nation's largest teachers union calls for Arne Duncan's resignation


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Arne Duncan should resign. 


h/t: Laura Clawson at Daily Kos Labor

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Nation's largest teachers union calls for Arne Duncan's resignation


justinspoliticalcorner:

Arne Duncan should resign. 


h/t: Laura Clawson at Daily Kos Labor

more on Arne Duncan

NEA wants Duncan's resignation


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 wanting what is best for students.

I was there at the NEA/RA

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Arne Duncan Unveils 50-State Teacher-Equity Strategy - Politics K-12 - Education Week


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"All students deserve excellent educators, and all educators deserve our full support," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told reporters during a White House press briefing Monday. "To reach these goals, there are no magic bullets or quick fixes and the best ideas, quite frankly, won’t come from any of us here in Washington. … Our department won’t require any particular approach." But, he added, some promising practices include giving strong teachers access to effective principals and colleagues, and paying them fairly, as well as giving teachers time to collaborate and learn from each other.

This is all too vague for me to guess what this could mean for us #education.

As the world turn against public schools

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