March 9th, 2011
“Effective teaching requires a number of skills that typically cannot be acquired in one or two years or that can simply be measured by analyzing student test scores. This is the point that many of those leading the current wave of reforms and the attacks on teachers don’t understand.”
(Pedro Noguera, The New York Times)
With many states and cities experiencing budget cuts, teachers and unions have come under heavy attack recently. A recent Room for Debate section of The New York Times breaks down the complicated issue with several opinion pieces. Read them all to get a better picture of the ongoing struggle, its origins, and how to move forward.
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