Tag: teachers and education reform

Report: U.S. spent (wasted?) $14.8 billion paying teachers for master’s degrees

School districts spent nearly $15 billion in the 2007-08 school year to pay teachers extra for earning master’s degrees, up 72 percent from four years prior, concludes a report released this week by a left-leaning think tank. The Center for American Progress suggests money for the so-called “master’s bump” was not well[Read More…]

redefinED blog stars: The problem with vouchers, with teacher tantrums, with Parents Across America and more

Editor’s note: Here’s our latest round-up of interesting stuff from other ed blogs. Rick Hess Straight Up: Self-Pitying Tantrums Are Poor Way for Educators to Win Friends, Influence People Fact 1: Teachers feel like they’re getting a bad rap in the public discourse. Fact 2: I’ve long since stopped reading the comments[Read More…]

Former teacher: Progressives need to better convince progressives about need for education reform

Editor’s note: The set-in-stone narrative about education reform is progressives vs. conservatives, Republicans vs. Democrats, teachers unions vs. the “corporate agenda.” The truth is more complex – and more colorful. One of the more dynamic angles is the degree to which progressives are divided. In this guest post, former teacher Catherine Durkin Robinson[Read More…]