Monday, December 20, 2010

Inky: Teacher salaries issue sharpens across region/NSBA New Data Website/WP:Will firing 5-10 percent of teachers make us Finland?


Posted on Mon, Dec. 20, 2010

Teacher salaries issue sharpens across region

When Neshaminy High School biology teacher Louise Boyd looks at her paycheck – with yearly pay of $97,652 and fully provided health insurance - she sees the fruits of a long campaign to pay educators what they believe they're worth.

NSBA’s Daily Weblog: BoardBuzz 12/17
Show Me the Data
Funded in part by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, NSBA has launched a new website,  to show how different types of education data can be used to help guide decision making.

Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog 12/18
Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/18/2010
Will firing 5-10 percent of teachers make us Finland?
By Valerie Strauss
“Instead of trying to fire our way to the high performance of Finland or anywhere else, why not try to emulate the policies that these nations actually employ?
It seems very strange to shoot for the achievement levels of these nations by doing the exact opposite of what they do.”

Washington Post 12/17 Jay Matthews’ Class Struggle Education Blog
Posted at 5:30 AM ET, 12/17/2010
A plea for peace among petulant pundits
By Jay Mathews

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