Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Questions about vouchers your legislators should be asking/Phila Daily News OP/ED, LTE re Vouchers and SB 1/WP: Who is a 'highly qualified' teacher?/NYT: G.O.P. Governors Take Aim at Teacher Tenure
By Valerie Strauss
This letter was just sent to President Obama by more than 50 organizations -- including education, civil rights, disability, student, parent, and community groups -- about legislation in Congress that would allow teachers still in training to be considered “highly qualified” so they can meet a standard set in the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Seizing on a national anxiety over poor student performance, many governors are taking aim at a bedrock tradition of public schools: teacher tenure.
Education Week K-12 Blog
It is looking more and more like the Senate will be the first to move on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.