NEA: Obama looks for "New Ways" to "Punish" Teachers...

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    NEA - ESEA - May | June 2010

    ^Can't Lose the Teachers, Barry...

    Something tells me he Doesn't Care if he or his Party Keep their Jobs...

    More of the "Hopey/Changey" you guys Voted for?... :clap2:

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    NEA Propaganda....

    They have been protecting underperforming schools and teachers for years

    Its about time for some Hopey Changey
     
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    Damn straight! It is about damn time SOMEBODY held these teachers accountable.
     
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    Waitasecond....

    I though he was controlled by the teacher's unions??
     
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    Same as the Old Boss... :lol:

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    Barry doesn't care. He sends his kids to private schools, just like me. :thup:
     
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    NEA just bitching when they don't have all the politicians in their pockets.


    What? You expect us to actually perform?
     
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    Obama vs NEA proposals vs Samson
    Testing:

    The Blueprint does not shrink NCLB’s heavy testing schedule and maintains its assumption that student scores are the key measure of school excellence.
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    Fewer mandated standardized tests—just one in grades 4–6 and one in grades 7–9. High schools could assess in a variety of ways, including tests and senior projects. More use of tests that are designed to guide instruction.
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    One nationalized test (no state tests) designed for 8th graders to test READING, WRITING, and MATH. 100 questions each. 70% correct = pass on to Highschool. Fail, and go flip hamburgers, or pick apples, or whatever makes you happy.

    Help for struggling schools:

    Schools where students score lowest must choose one of four plans. Three of them require closing the school, giving it to a charter operator, or firing the staff and rehiring no more than half. Research does not support any of these.
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    Schools should analyze their specific problems and design strategies to fix them, choosing from a broad set of research-based approaches such as smaller classes, better mentoring and coaching, intensive professional development, and early intervention strategies in math and reading.
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    Fuck it. See Previous.

    Teacher evaluation:

    Evaluations must be based at least partly on student standardized test scores.
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    School districts should develop stronger evaluation systems with and for their employees. No new power for federal officials to intervene in teacher evaluation.
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    Let parents, students, fellow teachers, and administrators blind rate teachers in a 360 online, 1-10 scale of 50 teaching skills. Top score is 500. Lowest is 50. Fire teachers that score 200 or lower.

    How federal money is given out:

    More use of competitive grants, so only some districts will benefit and none will be able to budget for the long-term.
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    Money allocated according to financial need, as indicated by the number of low-income children and similar factors.
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    Local & State Taxes will be the only funding for school budgets
     
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    Ironically, (43)'s Daughters went to Austin Public... :eusa_shhh:

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    Bill Clinton didn't send his daughter to public schools, but Mike Huckabee did. WTH is wrong with these Democrats? Don't they believe in public education?
     

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