Category Archives: Teacher Tenure

The Way We’re Paid

Ever hopeful and naive, I looked at the title of this piece featured in a recent Ed Week on-line publication, Why Educators’ Wages Must Be Revamped Now, and imagined that this would speak engagingly and convincingly about the need to redesign educator salaries … Continue reading

Posted in Education Budgets, Education Reform, Merit Pay, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, Teacher Tenure | 2 Comments

I Love Seattle! And the Seattle Education Blog,…

My family has a long-time Seattle connection. My sister lives in Seattle, Washington. She moved there about 20 years ago when she got tired of living and working in Manhattan. She loves Seattle, and so do I. The entire northwestern … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs and Blogging, Charter Schools, Education Professionals, Education Unions, Faculty and Staff, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching | 4 Comments

Why stop now?

I am heading toward my 100th post. This will be #89. I started back in November of 2010. I would like to post more often, but I don’t have a lot of extra time. And, I gotta feel the passion … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Career Opportunities, Education Budgets, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Unions, Faculty and Staff, Merit Pay, New Teachers, Professional Development, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Improvement, Seniority, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching, Unions | 6 Comments

Keynote Speaking, Redux

It has been a long time since the night of January 10th when I returned home from the annual State Chamber of Commerce dinner and instead of relaxing and going to bed at a decent hour, I felt compelled to … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Unions, School Improvement, Seniority, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Unions | 8 Comments

Goodnight Moon

I should stop right now, and just put myself to bed. Have some warm cocoa. Read a nice bedtime story. “Goodnight room. Goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon. Goodnight light, and the red balloon…” Nah. When you got the itch, … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Unions, School Improvement, Seniority, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Unions | 17 Comments

Who Would Have Thought …?

[OMG. It is obvious that I will do almost anything to avoid housework. It’s the day before Christmas. While everyone else is out shopping or busy decorating their homes for the holidays, I am here posting on my blog. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Transformation, Education Unions, New Teachers, Professional Development, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Administrators, School Improvement, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching | 1 Comment

One Hot Mess

Teacher tenure has become such a hot mess issue. As a veteran teacher, this continues to amaze me. Apparently tenure is the new boogy man. Give a teacher tenure, and she’ll take a mile. Tenure–the ruination of a nation. Teacher … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Unions, Faculty and Staff, New Teachers, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions | 3 Comments