Tag: teachers and school choice

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: Educators supporting options, SPLC’s bizzare defense, Winston-Salem says no

The Association of American Educators The Association of American Educators (AAE) is a non-union professional service organization for teachers. The AAE does not promote strikes or boycotts, does not engage in collective bargaining and does not engage in political activity unrelated to education. It does provide member benefits such as[Read More…]

A math teacher for the 21st Century

Twenty years ago, Dennis DiNoia taught middle school math in typical classrooms, in typical Florida public schools. Now his classroom is a local church, or bookstore, or online. Students come from public schools, private schools, and homeschooling co-ops. Lessons are based on a curriculum he designed and put on video.[Read More…]

Doug Tuthill: Choice & customization will force teacher unions to adapt, someday

Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final post in a series on the future of teachers unions. Over the last 20 years, the federal government and state governments have used standards, assessments and regulatory accountability to assert more top-down control over classroom teachers. As state-mandated teacher evaluation and merit pay[Read More…]

Gary Beckner: Teachers need a professional association, not a union

Editor’s note: This is the third of four guest posts on the future of teachers unions. by Gary Beckner We are at a critical crossroads on the path to education reform in America. Stakeholders from all walks of life and political stripes are beginning to understand that in order to compete[Read More…]

Gov. Mike Pence: Expanded school choice helps traditional public schools, too

Speaking to school choice die-hards Monday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took aim at a common criticism of expanded learning options and encouraged supporters to make teachers part of their case. “Let’s be very clear in this debate … iron sharpens iron,” Pence told several hundred people gathered at the fourth[Read More…]

Teacher finds freedom, fresh perspective in virtual school

When Carlene Meloy answers her front door on a recent weekday afternoon, she looks like any other stay-at-home mom in blue jeans and a T-shirt. Husband Chris is away at work. In a few hours, their two kids will be home from school. Until then, a barefoot Meloy juggles laundry[Read More…]