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

Washington Post, Posted at 5:28 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Letter to President Obama: Who is a 'highly qualified' teacher?

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.

G.O.P. Governors Take Aim at Teacher Tenure

NY Times Published: January 31, 2011
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

Reps. Kline and Miller Talk ESEA

Alyson Klein
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.

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