Saving teachers vs. saving reform: A false dichotomy?
July 29, 2010 § Leave a comment
A proposal to move a chunk of money designated for education reform over to saving teaching jobs is causing a major fuss in Washington, D.C. this week. The proposal is attached to a war bill, and it would shift about $10 billion out of various pots designated for promoting education reforms favored by the Obama administration, including increasing the number of charter schools, paying teachers for performance, and Obama’s signature Race to the Top contest.
So which is more important — funneling money to the districts that have embraced the Obama administration’s reform goals, or spreading the money around to all districts, regardless of their stance on reforms? Or is this a false dichotomy? READ MORE…