American Federation of Teachers
The initiative is modeled after New York City’s career and technical education programs.
Teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, have told top union leaders in the state and nationally that they are worried what will happen once funding for mental health services runs out by the next school year.
A stunning decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York City parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here.
State education officials and a teachers’ union have announced a website for donations to help Newtown teachers in the aftermath of a grade school shooting rampage that killed 20 children and six educators.
At the signing, the governor said the goal was simple. “That the excellence in most of the schools in New Jersey is extended to all of the schools in New Jersey,” he said.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says tying teacher tenure to classroom performance is necessary to weed out instructors who are not doing a good job.